Tree Blocks

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A few weeks back I reblogged a post about making your own tree blocks for open ended imaginative play and said we might have a got at making some.  And we did!  A few weekends ago we collected some fallen tree branches while out on a walk and left them to dry out in our porch.  This weekend, my husband kindly sawed some of them into tree blocks(we still have a few more of wider diameters to create with).  Here they are waiting to have all their sharp sawn edges sanded off.

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I’m looking forward to these being played with for many years to come.  Have you made any DIY kids toys recently?  Please share your ideas if you have.  If you decide to have a go at making these take your child’s personality into account….if they still like to investigate everything by mouth then small tree blocks would be unadviseable.

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