Encouraging Imagination: Chalkboard City Blocks


Last year during our Encouraging Imagination series the girls and I had a ton of fun focusing on dress-up. This year we’re branching out a little, although we may have to add to our dress-up closet, too. 😉

In case you missed it last year, here’s what we made:
Pink Princess Cape
Fabric Dress-up Wings (my favorite!)
Superhero Masks
Dress-Up Wedding Veils
Mini Felt Crowns

Our first project this year is a set of simple wooden city blocks.
Cut boards in varying shapes and sizes, sand the edges down, and paint with my new favorite product, chalkboard paint.
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Let the paint dry overnight, then draw building fronts on them – or let the kids do it! They’re the perfect size for matchbox cars or Strawberry Shortcake dolls, both of which my girls play with regularly. Now they have a city backdrop for their games.

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Parties I link to: Craft-O-Maniac, Sew Can Do, Sew Chatty, C.R.A.F.T., Making the World Cuter, Skip to My Lou, Chef In Training, Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom, A Bowl Full of Lemons,Sugar Bee Crafts, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Todays Creative Blog, Tip Junkie, Mandy’s Recipe Box, My Girlish Whims, Handy Man, Crafty Woman, Sew Much Ado, Ginger Snap Crafts, Southern Lovely, House of Hepworths, The Crafty Blog Stalker, A Glimpse Inside, Delicate Construction, Tidy Mom, Thirty Handmade Days, Tatertots and Jello, Flamingo Toes, Six Sisters Stuff, Naptime Creations, I Heart Naptime

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