Fun pattern combinations are almost limitless with this easy to make, tangram inspired wood block puzzle. No painting required – just use washi tape!
My second son loves puzzles, and I had promised to make him a Tangram to play with. After seeing this
idea, however, I decided it would be more fun to make a pattern puzzle with blocks!
I started with 6 one inch wood cubes that I already had. I painted them white with DecoArt crafters paint.
Next, I covered each side using my washi tape. I adhered it to the block and cut off the excess. For the tiny triangles, I placed a strip of washi tape on my cutting mat and used a metal ruler and my razor to cut them before I adhered them.
The patterns I used are pictured above: two solid sides, two sides with two large triangles, and two sides with four triangles.
As a final step, I sealed each side with Mod Podge, so the tape can’t come off.
Hand the blocks to a child and watch them create and explore.
When I asked my son how they were, his response was “AWESOME!”
I carry them in my bag, along with my other puzzle cubes
, as a fun “while we’re waiting” activity.
Thank you for letting me share another fast, frugal, yet fabulous project with you!