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Last week I showed photos of our winter break. There was one creative activity that I just had to come back and share with you. Doodle Cubes*** from Babble Dabble Do! Coloring these was sort of a cathartic exercise for me, so I decided to post it today, a day of the week I usually reserve for a mom-related topic.

Doodle Cubes

Ana at Babble Dabble Do titled her post for these as “Drawing Ideas for Kids”. I initially thought I would just give the printouts of these to the boys and we could create together. Possibly getting a little more involved than just coloring one and leaving it at that.

I had this great idea that we could be really creative and color two or more to have them stack creating a picture. Of course, things didn’t get that far before 6 year old Sweet Pea decided he wanted to create something out of Minecraft (current obsession) and decided he didn’t want to work as a team with me.

Little did I know getting creative was just the thing I needed to get out of the doldrums of being stuck inside during the freezing temps (I mean, literally freezing – with the wind blowing it felt like 30 degrees below zero!)

I pulled out my own markers (Sweet Pea likes to pop the ink part of his in, rendering markers useless) and got to work. Oh my was it addicting!

Go ahead and make your own Doodle Cubes! Just the thing for you to color alongside your little one! (Then you can both play with colors, improve your coordination and improve your fine motor skills through coloring and cutting!) Try to create a picture so when the final cubes are stacked you can see it! I challenge you!

***I in no way want to take credit for this activity and am referring you to the original site for the printable…if you have positive comments about your experience creating with these I would love to hear, but I think Ana would even more!

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