The kids and I made these colorful wooden art blocks yesterday. We all agreed they are wonderful and want to make a whole bunch of them, both for the chance to make some more (they were a lot of fun!) and so we can have a set of artful building blocks for stacking towers and building castles.
Meg orders her wood blocks online (and we used three of hers), but you could probably also make your own from hardware store wood, find some at a craft store, or get this kind of wood. In addition to the blocks, we tried this technique on some flat pieces of wood from Lowes.