Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    First, gather your supplies. We used 9 wooden blocks to make our 3x3 puzzle. You can get these at any crafts store. Chalkboard paint was such a COOL discovery too!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Then, just let your little one loose to paint the cubes. We painted 5 sides and then painted the bottom after the sides had dried.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Note: as with any painting project, you might want to cover your counter/table first. A little chalkboard paint made its way onto the counter, and it took a little bit of scrubbing to remove.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Leave the blocks to dry - it took ours about 15 minutes.

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  • Step 5

    Now, for more fun! Using the chalk, take turns drawing a picture (or a letter or a design) on the blocks. Shuffle up the blocks, and then let your partner reassemble the puzzle.

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  • Done!

    Voila! You can erase the chalk easily with a damp paper towel and start all over again.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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