Today it was decided that we needed more people for the dollhouse, so I got out some scrap wood and had the kids draw figures on the pieces. Then I took my woodburner and traced over their drawings and made some “doll blocks”. It was so fast and fun that I had to try making a drawing, too. The dolls really helped spice up the doll house, and the kids had a great time acting out scenes with the characters they made. I also wood burned their names and the date on the bottom of the blocks too, in case they get saved.
If you’ve never tried wood burning, you should give it a whirl. Woodburners and very inexpensive, and it’s a great non-toxic way to decorate wood toys. (You can find out more about woodburner tools on my Favorite Tools page if you’d like.) You could also just draw or paint on the blocks too, which would also be great.