Waiting for anything is always hard, but waiting for babies? Nine months seems like a pretty long time while you’re going through it! But as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait, and while you’re being patient, you can make these cute blocks to count down to baby!
You can make these for yourself or for a pregnant friend—I think Grandma might even appreciate them! Plus, you’ll be able to find all the materials you need at your local craft store, making this cute DIY project even easier!
Materials: (4) 2-inch wooden blocks, wooden plaque, sandpaper, Mod Podge, free printable number squares, black acrylic paint, paint brush
Any good paint job is the result of good preparation before you start painting. Take a piece of sandpaper to your wooden blocks and plaque if there are any rough edges, and then paint them all black.
Print and cut out the free printable block numbers. Brush one side of your blocks with Mod Podge. Place a number square over the Mod Podge. Repeat until all the squares are filled. Just be sure the side facing down is dry or else your block will stick to the table!
When you’re placing your numbers, since there are only six sides to each block, you’re just going to have to make due for a few days out of the countdown! Add a few more numbers to the fourth block to make up for the missing ones. And remember, you only have to use the number 6 or the number 9 as 6 is 9 upside down!
After all your blocks are dry, give each one a good coat of Mod Podge once again. It will act as sort of a shellac for the blocks and seal your paper.
Here’s another idea. If you’d like to use these blocks for more than just your countdown to baby, skip the Mod Podge on the plaque. Paint it with chalkboard paint instead of acrylic, and use a chalk pen to write in whatever your current countdown is for!