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All. About. Legos.
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Lego Ideas and Tips to Make
A Lego Belt Buckle is super easy to make. This tutorial created the whole belt, but I bet you can repurpose an old belt with a similar look.
A Snow Globe! With a Lego Character. What a fun way to create a new world! You’ll need a baby food jar, super glue, legos and glitter.
You can also use Lego to build a friendship bracelet using a flat brick as the “charm” and adding threads on each side.
LEGO Tips and Tricks
Have a LEGO Necklace with all your friends, or if your a mom, with your kids favorite characters, laced around your neck. Cute.
A Tie Clip – made out of a lego block. I bet, I might, just might get my son to wear a tie if he could literally play with it!
Transform a simple lamp into a bedroom statement. Build legos around the base… and your kids can rebuild portions of it when they get bored with it’s look.
Lego Building Tips.
Build with legos on-the-go when you travel with this nifty hack. Glue a base plate into a wipes container.
Another version of a travel lego box is made from a wood shoe box. This version is more roomy and less likely to break open.
Transform a lunch box into an on-the-go LEGO land. Love how the bricks stay in the box when you are building!
Lego Game Tips:
Create a lego light using a pattern of dark and transparent bricks – it looks super cool when lit! Link does not go to a tutorial. Will try and replicate it later. If you have made one, tell us about it!
Create some build-able bling, make rings of lego pieces and your kids can use the small pieces and embellish them!
Tropical birds. Some of these even have movable wings so the birds can take flight – at least in imaginary play. Wish it had a tutorial or instruction book.
Legos for the adults.
This planner rocks. You can plan your week on the inside and on the outside, fight brain freeze by building.
Who needs sets.
All you need are these Brick Packs – no instruction books to lose.
Wheels. You can never have enough! It seems like those are the bricks we loose the fastest. Sidenote: Did you know LEGO makes more tires than any other company globally?
For the kids who love to build houses, and more houses, and MORE houses. This is the construction set for you!
Minifigures are great to mix-and-match and create all-new characters to live in the pretend worlds your kids have created.
Building Plates. These are fought over more than any other toy in our house. Get twice as many as you think your child will need.
There is a giant jar lego head that is perfect for storing not only legos but any toy collections. They come in girl or boy faces.
Learning with LEGOs
Create a rainbow as you learn the colors with your preschooler and match the legos to the stripes of color to create a 3D toy rainbow.
Teach your kids to predict patterns. It is great to predict what color comes next if you are creating a checkerboard wall, or even in figuring out what piece you need next.
Use the blocks to help your kids learn to spell. Write one letter of the word onto each block. Your kids get to “build” the word.
Practice filling a space with lego blocks. With preschoolers this can be a great lesson in symmetry, like the butterfly activity.
Your kids can create stop animation using legos and a nifty software that LEGO has created. What a great way to encourage kids to tell stories.
Lego Party Ideas.
Almost all of the tips and ideas in this post could be adapted to a party, but here are our favorite party hacks.
Have a minifigure cake topper – holding the candle. This is great for cupcakes or times when you don’t want 11 candles on the cake but want something special.
So Easy! It looks like all you need are milk bottle caps, a tissue box and something to wrap it up – and you have a brick themed pinata!
Have a contest seeing who can build the biggest catapult from a set of bricks… and who can launch a marshmallow the farthest after it is completed!
For a fun party game, play a game of memory using LEGO cards, or hide them around the room and see who can find the most figures.
For a fun twist to the lego man party favors – have the kids make a bed for their lego mini-figures from a matchbox.
Lego Organization Tips
Make an under the bed play area and storage with a rolling “drawer”. This Lego Storage Idea even has sections to hold the various creations.
Do your kids like to have their own space to work? Try making lego trays to help quarantine their legos into “their” area.
Totally impractical for the average family, but if you have access to one of those plastic printers, here are free LEGO instructions to make modular containers for your bricks. P.S. Send me a set and make my day!
Lego Storage Tips
Go vertical and color coordinate with this organization system. You can put the different sets in different cases and build on the top plate.
Best Small Lego Table – I love how it has storage in buckets on the side and a magnet strip for the small parts.
Best Big Lego Table – We started small with our stash of legos… I think we will graduate to a table like this one soon! Massive, and perfect for big kids.
Legos for lunch!
There are a ton of things that will make lunch fun.
Buildable silverware! Just add a baggie of blocks and your kids will have fun being creative until their lunch is over.
More Lego Tips and Ideas
What have your kids made with LEGOs (or you) – stop by our Facebook Page and share a photo – we would love to be inspired by YOU!
About the Author:
Rachel Miller is the original Quirky Momma of Kids Activities Blog and co-author of 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! & The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments. Rachel can now be found blogging at One Crazy House .