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School’s out for the summer, but learning doesn’t have to be. I teamed up with Netflix to help you engage your kids by keeping their creativity sharp with these colorful, easy-to-make story starters.

Materials needed:

Mod Podge

Paintbrush

1 pack of 1 ¼” wooden craft blocks

1 ¼” square hole puncher (or scissors)

Computer printer

White cardstock

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How to:

1. Go online to either of these free clip art web sites, www.clker.com or www.sweetclipart.com,  and copy and paste at least 48 of your child’s favorite clip art images into a Word document. (I’m using eight blocks. Each block has six sides.) Size each of the images so they are no larger than 1” high and 1” wide. Print pages of art images on white card so they are no larger than 1” high and 1” wide. Print pages of art images on white card stock.

2. Using your square hole puncher, punch out each of the clip art images.

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3. With your paintbrush, spread Mod Podge onto one side of the wooden blocks. Place one of your clip art images onto the block. Then swipe Mod Podge over the image. Repeat on each side. Tip: Leave one side of the block empty. Place this side on your work surface. Let the block dry and then repeat on the last side. Do this for each of your blocks.

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How to play:

Roll your blocks like you would dice. Whatever images appear face up, create and tell your story using all of the elements. Be creative as you can and have fun! This is also a great road trip game.

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