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These brilliantly colored play blocks are a creative way to show off your kids’ art and doodles! Find out how easy they are to make for lots of stacking and building fun.

DIY Kids Art Play Blocks – Materials:

– Wooden blocks (we used these 1.5″ ones)

Colored markers

Contact paper (adhesive shelf liner)

Mod Podge

– Foam Brush


Step 1. Cut out squares of contact paper to fill all sides of your blocks. The back of the contact paper has measurements so it’s easy to cut precisely without measuring with a ruler. Adhere the white squares of contact paper to your blocks.

Step 2. Let your kids doodle and draw on the blocks. They can make up stories that connect, or just doodle patterns and designs.

Step 3. Using your foam brush, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the blocks. This protects the drawings and seals in the edges so the contact paper doesn’t come undone.

What are your favorite ways to display your kids’ art? See how to show it off on kid-made pillows, t-shirts and more ideas here!


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.