The Easter bunny is bigger than life these days, because, duh--he brings CANDY! Unfortunately, this can easily overshadow anything religious that we are celebrating for Easter. I've got plenty of bunnies, so I decided this would be the year for something that teaches the meaning of Easter.
I love the wooden blocks and have used them for numerous crafts. This is no exception. I downloaded, resized and printed pictures from The Friend magazine and from LDS Gospel Art. I actually prefered the LDS Gospel Art because they clearly state that the pictures can be downloaded so I know I can use them and don't have to worry about copyright infringement. And these pictures were perfect for what I wanted.
Wood block (mine was cut from a 4x4 post)
router or sand paper
Step 1: Cut your block square and round off edges and corners with a router or sand paper. Mine was pretty beat up and that worked for me.
Step 2: Paint generous edges, but don't worry about the middle sections since they will be covered with pictures anyhow.
Step 3: Use your paper cutter to cut your pictures neatly and mount onto cardstock.
Step 4: Use Mod Podge to stick the mounted pictures to the block. Smooth out any bubbles and be sure edges are completely flat. Let dry completely.
Step 5: Cover the entire block and pictures with 1-2 coats of Mod Podge letting it dry completely in between coats. I like to cover 3 sides and let them dry before I work on the next 3 just to be sure I cover everything. I also have a dry side to set on my counter while the others are drying.
In a nutshell: