Last week I was able to get together with my good friend, J., for an enjoyable day of crafting and chatting. I had been to the thrift store earlier scouting out items to repurpose when I found the perfect recycled item to make this cute upcycled back to school craft. You could make these as fun kid’s activity and also give them as a teacher gift.
We let the paint dry well, which took about 30 minutes. Then we used paint pens and sharpies to decorate the blocks. Your imagination (and painting skills) are the limit. We chose to make a chalk board, a ruler and an iconic pink eraser. The entire project took about 45 minutes with drying time and cost pennies since we already had the craft paint, paint pens and Sharpies.
The great thing about this upcycled back to school craft is that you can still use the block to play a game of Jenga. It would be cute to decorate an entire set as a teacher gift.