You could display the finished set of these photo blocks on a table or shelf in your living room – but this is a practical project, too: Enlarge images of your family members and attach them to blocks to create a puzzle game for young kids (or use smaller images for a memory matching game, instead). Your kids will boost their brainpower while putting together puzzles of their friends’ and family’s faces, and you can look at some of your favorite photos while you’re helping.
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- “Easy Crafts with Photos.” Better Homes and Gardens. (January 6, 2013) http://www.bhg.com/decorating/do-it-yourself/fabric-paper-projects/easy-crafts-with-photos/#page=5
- “Letter Photo Mat.” Martha Stewart. (January 6, 2013) http://www.marthastewart.com/348356/letter-photo-mat
- “Cool Photo Crafts.” Parents. (January 6, 2013) http://www.parents.com/fun/arts-crafts/photography/photo-crafts/
Chalk paint — no priming, no sanding and, though slightly more expensive, a great painting alternative. HowStuffWorks looks at this DIY superstar.