Toddler Activities: Decorate a Note Cube


Toddler Activities: Personalize a note cube with markers and you have a perfect Father's Day Gift. We found this cute idea from Martha Stewart's site and decided to make our own with a couple variations. Markers and a white or apastel note cube make this a wonderful personalized gift that can be displayed at work as a reminder of how special dad is.
Make a personalized note cube for Father's Day.


  • Note Cube approx 3.5 x 3.5 inches (Plain or Pastel Colors) found at office supply stores such as Office Max or WalMart
  • Broad Tip Marker or Thick Sharpie Pen
  • Paint Pens are colorful and bright(optional with adult assistance)
  • 1-2 Rubber bands to hold cube while writing
  • Pencils or Pens
  • Print out a message or a favorite photo for the top of the cube.
  • Ribbon


  • Unwrap note cube. Rubber band the cube on the opposite side that you will be writing on or hold firmly to keep the pages firmly together when you write.
  • Write your message using pencil for young children.
  • Have your child trace the pencil with broad tip markers or a black Sharpie Pen.
  • Color hearts or shapes with paint pens (requires adult assistance)
  • Cut photo or clip art the same size as your cube. Most have a cover page or glue to the top page with a glue stick. For best hold rub glue stick on both surfaces to be glued together.
  • Tie with ribbon.
  • Slide a pen or pencils under the ribbon.

Tips and Suggestions

  • Fine tip markers with get caught on the pages. Use the wider tip sharpie for best results.
  • Adding dots to the tips of the letters creates a cute look and letters don't have to be perfectly lined up for it to look really nice.
  • Having layered colors actually makes it easy to plan your letters and spacing.

See Our Other Father's Day Ideas

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Cute personalized jar of dad's favorite barbecue sauce. See how we made it Here."
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Father's Day Poem

This poems says it all! Great for young children or for a classroom gift to make for dad. See our free printable Here
Send this touching Father's Day Poem to dad.