It probably won’t surprise you when I say that my boys love LEGOs. And I’m a big fan of anything that keeps them occupied for hours! With holiday road trips on the horizon, I came up with a way to take them along and give us some entertainment in the car that doesn’t involve the DVD player or a tablet. A travel lego box! I used a lunch box, but you can use any small container that closes.
This is pretty simple, and probably doesn’t even need a real how-to, but I’ll give it to you anyway, just in case it’s not clear.
Find a box that closes with a lid. You could also use an empty baby wipes container or anything with an attached lid. These plastic pencil boxes that snap closed would be a great option. I found some sweet old school style super hero lunch boxes on Target clearance that I knew my boys would love. And since we homeschool, we don’t have much use for lunchboxes.. ;)
Cut a LEGO Building Plate to fit the top of your lunchbox. I used regular non-sewing scissors to cut it, nothing fancy. Glue it in place – I used Mod Podge, but that’s only because that’s all I could find in my house. Just make sure that whatever you use, don’t use too much, because you don’t want it to seep out from under the building plate. Hold it in place for a few minutes and then let it dry fully overnight before using it.
My boys are going to get these along with a little LEGO kit, which really makes an inexpensive gift. And if you’ve been hanging around here long enough, you’ve probably come to know I have an extreme thrifty side! *A reader suggested glueing felt inside the lunchbox so the legos wouldn’t be so noisy – such a great idea!*
LEGO + Superheros = win!
Stacey’s boys are obviously superhero lovers like mine, because you have got to head over and check out her DIY Spiderman Pillowcase.
Alright, today’s giveaway is fantastic. If you don’t know Jodi from Sew Fearless and her patterns, I’m happy to be the one to introduce you to her. She’s a pretty amazing person [she’s a mama to five aDORable kids] and she happens to be the designer of the pattern for these super cute Pajama Eaters:
And she has so kindly offered to give a copy of her PDF pattern away to one of our lovely readers, so you can make one. These would make the most adorable Christmas gifts!
Click here to enter the giveaway!
Of course, there’s more boy-gifting fun and giveaways tomorrow!