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  28. games :Alphabet Blocks Games
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Finding Stuff
 The best way to navigate this site is by using the menu on the left and clicking on the little arrows (Medium Sets of Blocks). Scroll down and see all the places you can go.  Click on the words or arrowheads to go there. This menu will appear on every page and once you study it, you will know where to go and how to get there without a lot of confusion. Below, we've listed some of the more common places people usually want to visit.

song at 7

(The Maize Peril)

Kid Geniuses Recommend -
Sets for Home

     Go here for our genuine, old fashioned hard maple unit blocks - the best toy that ever was.  My little geniuses tell me you can't have too many blocks, Monster High dolls, or ponies.  We don't sell Monster High or ponies, but here is the right place to get the finest sets of blocks money can buy. 

Maple Unit Blocks sets Medium Sets of Blocks

Lily at 2

(The Party of 'No!')
wooden blocks weekly special

 Weekly Sale Specials  
 Every week or so we randomly put one or two of our sets of blocks on special sale to give you a nice discount.  There is no pattern to this.  We just look at what we have a lot of in-stock and try to bring the numbers in line with our expectations for the rest of the year.  This is a nice bonus if you happen to be looking for what is on sale. 
Sale Specials: About Children's Blocks

Rubberwood 3 tiny
38 Blocks for

Economy Blocks
The block sets we manufacture aren't for everyone.  If you are looking for low price, you can't beat these sets of economy blocks and other toys made of Rubberwood.  Toys from China, Thailand, and other Asian Basin countries combine American design with the economies of cheap labor and recycled lumber and materials.  At these prices, you can't go wrong. Rubberwood is derived from exhausted latex plantations and this material is then recycled into useful products.

Economy Blocks About Children's Blocks
Rubberwood #5 tiny
150  Blocks

Booster Sets and Open Stock
     You can buy one piece or any combination of pieces you like by shopping on our Open Stock Pages.  On these pages we have listed for sale all of the 95 different pieces and shapes that we manufacture - many of them shapes that are not included in our regular Sets. 

      If you want to add a special Booster Set like our Road Set or Fortress Set, you can buy a small set of blocks on our Booster Sets page.  Among the most popular Booster Sets are our Rectangle Sets.  These allow you to bulk up an existing set by adding just the large rectangles that always run out first when children become more advanced in their building.

School Blocks
tlak to us about toy blocks

Craft Cubes and Parts
     If you are looking for cubes for Minecraft, PLTW, photo blocks, or ihascupquake  - here's the place.   We have cubes in every size from 1/2" through 4".  We have craft balls, squares, rounds, and a variety of other pieces.  And if you need custom pieces just send us an inquiry specifying type, quantity and your schedule - we'll be glad to quote.  If you need to use a School or Company Purchase Order - just look at the menu, find the link, and read the directions.  Easy Peezy. 

Craft Parts Craft Parts Wood Cubes           Using POs Craft Parts Wood Cubes

 Block Projects
 Here are some examples of things children can make with Building Blocks.  Kids merely stack blocks and make roads for some years, but about 7 years old they begin to build fancier structures and by 8 or 9 they can copy representations of real buildings.  If you have some pictures of things your children have made, we'd love to add them to our gallery.  These projects may require some pieces from open stock, but they are illustrative of the sorts of things that children can do starting around five or six years old. 

Block Projects Craft Parts Wood Cubes

Arc de Triomphe

Free(ish) Scrap
    Boxes of Scrap. 15-20 lbs. The perfect thing for art teachers, crafters, or others able to use random cut-offs and scrap block pieces.  This is clean, unsorted scrap from manufacturing blocks and is the perfect thing for teachers or others engaged in free form creations.  The material takes paint well.  You pay handling and shipping.

Freee Scrap wooden blocks
How to make wooden blocks

Making Your Own Children's Blocks 
   Okay . . . so you've been cluttering up the basement with that Radial Arm Saw for years, and promising to make a Gazebo since the "Evil Empire" speech.  Fish or cut bait.  Here's how to make a set of unit blocks. Making building bricks and unit blocks calls for an orderly mind, but anyone who has worked with wood knows that children love cut-offs.  You can't go wrong making your own. No matter what you make, they're going to love.  Taking a step up, if you want to make blocks like ours - here's how to do it.  And if you want to do it quickly or if you lack tools like a planer, you can buy the molding directly from us on this page. Then, all you have to do is chop the molding and sand the ends.


If you would like to buy a nice set of blocks, it's easy to spread the payments out using our simple Lay-a-Way payment plans.  There is no fee, no penalty or restocking charge, and if you change your mind, we'll refund your money.  Here's a way to lock in summer prices for the holidays.  Read more here:   Lay-a-Way Craft Parts Wood Cubes

Pictures of Block Buildings
Pictures of Famous Buildings

Pictures of Famous Buildings

Here are some pictures of famous buildings for your builder to render in blocks (click left).  On these pages you will find numerous pictures that can be copied for school reports and architectural projects.  These pictures are in the public domain.  


The days have passed when we gave our wooden blocks away in used onion bags, but we used to have recipes contests for cooking with onions.  Go here to copy our bang-up recipe for Salsa or our Mango Chutney.  Got an condiment recipe we can use?  We'd like to hear about it.

Onion and Salsa Recipes
Famous Architects


Here are some sites that feature pictures of architects and architecture, other gift and toy sites, and some sites devoted to early childhood education.  There are some amazing people on the Internet making stuff.  Be sure and visit here if you like toys.

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207 N. Main St., PO Box 819
Hebron, Indiana 46341