DIY Stocking Stuffers: Wooden Olli Blocks

Friday, December 20, 2013

found these wooden Olli blocks on instagram a few months ago and fell in love. They make a great learning toy for toddlers and I just had to have them for Roman. Unfortunately, you can't purchase them ready made, but it was such a simple project that anyone could make. 

First, I had Michael cut a 2x2 of wood into 16, 2inx2in square blocks. He also cut 12, 2inx1in squares. 

I sanded all sides and filed down the edges until they were nice and smooth. 

We used our home printer and printed the file on normal card stock. I then cut out each of the characters. 

We used good old Elmer's (non-toxic) clear glue and a foam brush to adher them to the wood blocks. Once they dried a bit, I coated them with another layer of glue on all 4 sides. 

Finally, I used wood glue to glue magnets to the back of the 2x1 blocks. 

This was such a simple project and the caravan shoppe has so many different seasonal characters you can can purchase. You can check out their shop HERE

Enjoy your weekend! xo, Amy 


  1. Love the magnet idea! I made the fairy tale blocks for a Secret Santa exchange and just made a set for Ashlynn this week. Maybe I'll get a different set and make the magnets, great idea :)

  2. These are fantastic! What a fabulous diy project, and great gift for the little ones.

  3. Magnets...what a GREAT idea! I so totally almost bought those blocks too and now that I see your cute project, I'm kicking myself! So cute!

    1. Thanks Elizabeth! They have actually been quite a hit around here!



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