Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dick and Jane

At our house, we love Dick and Jane books. Not just for the cute pictures, sweet kids that get along and help each other. But also for the clothes. Can't help but adore those lovely retro clothes. Pin It




My kids have been wanting a block puzzle for awhile now. We saw one months ago at an Amish restaurant. Loved it, but couldn't afford it.



So I made one for the kids the other day. Simple, simple. Lay block on picture. Trace block shapes. Cut out. Glue on blocks. Polyurethane for durability. Viola.



I've only done one side of the blocks so far, because I haven't found fitting pictures yet for the other sides.



I want to do photo ones next...






9 comments:

Shan said...

Awesome Wendy! What a crafter extraordinaire! :~D

Ann-Marie said...

Dick and Jane and .... where's Spot?

I always loved Spot. And the clothes, yes the clothes...but so much running in those books!

Great craft idea!

Rachel said...

How creative! Love it!

Arato Girl said...

awesome idea! beautiful.

Mandy said...

You are so creative!! That's so cool!

October Dawn said...

That is a good gift idea actually....

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Yep, that's true! I'm coming up with lots of money-saving gift ideas this year. Although we have decided NOT to do gifts for all of the aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc like we did last year. That was CRAZY.

Mrs Smiley Joe said...

Oh, this is soooo on our to-do list. Thanks Lady!

vanessa said...

Just found your blog via Impress Your Kids and so glad I did! I love this idea--I have tons of old books that I collect for the pictures--this would be a great use for them. Thanks for sharing!