My son is a reluctant writer, which, as a writer myself, is hard to deal with. Math, science and History he loves to bits but when it comes to a writing assignment he balks every time, claiming, usually, that he just can’t think of anything to write about. Well that excuse isn’t going to hold water any longer now that we have a set of story cubes in the house! These little cubes are perfect for launching kids (and grownups) into funny and unusual tales and can be painted over and resurfaced whenever a new set of inspiration is needed.
Things to do:
1. Stamp or transfer an image to each side of each cube. To transfer, trace the image two or three times with a pencil then center it face down on the surface of the cube then color the entire back of the paper vigorously with the pencil. The image should transfer clearly to the wood. You can also go over it in pen afterwards to darken the image.
2. Spray each side with a thin coat of protective spray to ensure that the image does not rub off.
3. Allow the spray to dry before rolling them out for some story time!