Wooden Baby Blocks Babyshower Craft // DIY

Are you the type of guest that likes to have an activity to do at a party? I totally am! Especially if you don’t really know that many people. An activity keeps you from looking spare and is also a great way to start conversations with the people doing it along with you. Win! Unfortunately sometimes craft activities leave a little too much up to the interpretation of the guests though and it doesn’t end up quite how you originally imagined it. Awkward!

These DIY wooden baby blocks were our solution for a recent baby shower. We really wanted to make a special gift for the soon-to-be-parents, but being very creative themselves, we wanted to guarantee that it would turn out well!

DIY Baby Blocks Babyshower Craft - Perfect way to keep guests entertained at a baby shower

Baby Blocks DIY - Perfect craft activity for a baby shower

What You Need:

Wooden blocks (Ours were from a 4 x 4 x about 150cm plank, that we got cut into 4cm pieces, making blocks)
Baby safe paint
Baby safe varnish
Masking tape for making patterns
Alphabet stickers (optional, I cut these from vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo)
Pattern stickers (optional, I cut these from vinyl too, using circles and triangles. To get the separate shapes to stick in the correct place we used transfer tape)

Baby Blocks DIY - Personalised craft activity for a baby shower
DIY Baby Blocks with letters and patterns - Fun baby shower activity

What To Do:

If you’re doing the baby blocks as a DIY baby shower activity, place all the stickers, paint, sponges and blocks out on a table and make a clear instructions page:

  1. Select 3 letters, sticking each onto one side of your block.
  2. Select one pattern sticker, or use masking tape to make your own pattern on one side of the block.
  3. Paint over the 3 letters, pattern sticker and paint one full side in your colour.
  4. Leave one side paint-free.
  5. Leave the stickers on the block and allow it to dry.

It’s also helpful to make a few blocks as samples, helping to guide guests through the process.

Use stickers and letters for DIY Baby Blocks - Perfect activity for a baby shower

Get guests to paint DIY Baby Blocks

Once fully dry, remove the stickers and coat with baby safe varnish. To prevent varnish sticking to your drying surface, do each coat in two steps.

Use stickers and letters for DIY Baby Blocks - Perfect activity for a baby shower

Baby Blocks DIY - Grey and white baby shower - Perfect to keep your guests entertained

How do you think they turned out? I think they’re pretty darn cute!

Baby Blocks DIY - Fun craft game for baby shower // Pure Sweet Joy

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4 thoughts on “Wooden Baby Blocks Babyshower Craft // DIY

    • Deborah says:

      Hi Rebekah. So glad you like it! We used a child safe chalk paint and varnish. The best would be to ask at your local paint shop which ones are child safe and then choose the brand with the best colour options 🙂

  1. K says:

    I have been looking everywhere for a tutorial, thank you so much for this! Can I ask you to explain cutting the letters form vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo a little further? I would love to make these! thank you 🙂

    • Deborah says:

      Hi! Thanks so much for checking out the tutorial. Do you have a Silhouette Cameo? If so, you can simply type the letters into the Silhouette Design Studio Software, make the text the size that you want and then set it to cut from any extra vinyl that you have at home.
      If you do not have a Silhouette Cameo (or other die cutting machine, such as a Cricut Explore) then you can either purchase vinyl letter stickers or cut them out with a craft knife and scissors from self adhesive sticker paper. Cutting them all out by hand may end up being quite tedious though.
      I hope that helps!

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