The Whole Knit & Caboodle

Barely coherent ramblings of a yarn-obsessed stay at home mom

Homemade Building Blocks

on November 19, 2013

My friend Tanya over at HodgePodge Crochet made some super amazing building blocks for her kids by cutting up a couple of pool noodles.  Genius, right?  Super soft, budget friendly and QUIET!!

My daughter had a noodle in her closet she kept taking out and trying to swat things with (the cats, pictures on the wall- it was getting out of hand, really).  Instead of just taking it away from her I remembered Tanya’s post and decided to do something (destructively) constructive with it.  I cut it into 1 1/2″ pieces (and cut some in half again for some different pieces).  My girl LOVED them, can you tell?




To make your own, carefully cut your noodle with a serrated knife.  Easy Peasy!  Thanks to Tanya for the great idea!

On an unrelated note, remember a while back I said I was going to get my licence in 2013?  I got it today!  I just had to share 😉



2 responses to “Homemade Building Blocks

  1. bev johnson says:

    Great Idea for the noodle,,,Congrats on getting ur liscense. Another use for pool noodles is place them on the edge of kids beds (under the tucked in sheets–especially when they 1st start using the bed- to prevent them fr falling out of bed. Thought this was such a good idea:) Bev (Halifax is Raining and above 0 degrees so all is well……Hoping for a few light flurries just before Christmas:)

    Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 07:54:09 +0000 To:

    • Hi Bev! Putting the noodle under the bedsheet is actually the reason we bought the noodle but it didn’t work for us- my daughter just rolled right over it one night. She’s in a twin bed now and we put a body pillow under the blankets with her and haven’t had an issue at all 🙂 Kamloops got a fair amount of snow last night and I think we’ve dipped down to -11 degrees (yuck!)

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