In 2012, Alma designed a set of 6 characters (3 boys and 3 girls) and mod podged them onto wooden blocks as a toy that her kids could play with. When we saw our children’s response, and the response of our followers on Instagram to the idea, we decided we had to make this product available to others as well. Today, these blocks are available as a printable download, known as the Olliblocks, or as a fully-produced and ready-to-play toy, known as the Mixmates, which were featured on the Today Show when they were released in 2014.
To raise money for production of these blocks, we ran a successful Kickstarter campaign in the summer of 2013. We were chosen as a Staff Pick and were also featured as Project of the Day!
Today we have well over 100 Olliblocks characters. You can check them all out here!