Do you love decoupaging with maps? These map blocks are such a fun Mod Podge project – perfect for a kids’ room or bookshelf!
I’ve said before that I love Mod Podging with maps. It’s really one of my favorite things to do. Well, NBC/iVillage recently asked me to be a part of their 30 Days of HoliDIY and make some map blocks that you could give as presents.
Of course I said “where do I sign up?” They were published on the iVillage site and now I’m reproducing the tutorial here for you.
These map blocks are VERY easy to make . . . you just have to be careful not to fill your house with them because they are so fun. It’s a definite possibility.
DIY Toy Map Blocks
Gather These Supplies
- Wood blocks, 1.5” x 1.5” or size desired
- Mod Podge Matte
- Map printed paper or a real map
- Acrylic paint in four coordinating colors
Step One: Place your blocks down on the back of the map paper and trace. You’ll want to cut two squares for each block.
Step Two: Cut out all of your squares, trim to fit and set aside.
Step Three: Paint each block with the acrylic paint of your choice. Leave two sides blank. Repeat and let dry.
Step Four: Paint a coat of Mod Podge on one of the block sides with no paint. Quickly put a map square down and smooth out. Let dry for 15 – 20 minute and repeat with all of the blocks.
Step Five: Coat all of your blocks with Mod Podge on all six sides to seal. Let dry and repeat. Let the blocks dry completely before allowing children to play with them.