Tree Blocks.

Back in May we spent some time on our property.  We mowed and trimmed and cut back wayward branches from pathways.  

I decided to gather a few of the branches to make some tree blocks.

It took my hubby D just a few minutes to cut up a basket full with his chop saw.

I had him cut the branches into an assortment of sizes.  The longer ones are great for story telling....they can make a house for the 3 Bears, for example.  

One fine Saturday, we went over to my daughter's house and spent just a little time sanding them.

Then we applied a finish of Bees Wax, Olive Oil, and Vitamin E Oil.

It smelled so good.

I did the sanding and my daughter applied the finish.

My grand-daughter also enjoyed participating.

We were really pleased with how they turned out. 

Soft, smooth, inviting.

I would like to get some much bigger ones next time to add to our collection.  

Need a gift idea?  Need to spruce up your block area? 

Here is a beautiful open-ended toy made with very little effort.  

Love it!!

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