Things homemade friday-Block people

This is the best idea I have ever seen! I wish I had some pictures to share, but I have a description in how to make them. I walked into a classroom the other day and the teacher had made Block Play people with the children in the classroom on them! The kids LOVED them! It was the greatest idea ever, and of course my over working mind came up with all sorts of ideas.

First, take a full body shot of each child in the classroom individually. Print them out so they are about 3-4 inches tall. Glue the pictures onto cardstock to give them some sturdiness. Then cut out around the shape of each child. (The children had all posed differently for their pictures and it was adorable! Some were laying down, some were jumping, it was great!)
Next, get some 1x1 boards and cut them to a 2-3 inch height. Glue the pictures of the children onto the peices of wood. Make sure to put the picture close to the base of the wood, but not past it. You want the pieces to be able to stand on their own.
Then the play begins! These were in the block area and the children had a blast with them. It's fun being able to put yourself into your block play.

Of course, here is where my ideas ran to:
Add pictures of the teachers in the center
Make pictures of all the family members of the children. How fun would that be!
Use the children's pets!
Did you have a guest speaker come to the center? Add them in, they can "recreate" the experience.
This is an endless idea! You can make your own theme sets.
Another thought would be to strategically put the pictures on with velcro so that you can easily change the pictures to fit different themes, however they are so cost effective, it would be okay to just glue them.

What would you make?
Take pictures and send them to me if you do this! I would love to see what you make!

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