Sunday, December 30, 2012

DIY Lego Table


This is one of my most favorite gifts given this Christmas.  My son loves Lego, but we haven't had a nice place for him to build and play that didn't need to be "put away" when we  needed the space for other things.  This is the perfect solution.  A place to store all of his Legos in a nice, organized fashion, so things are easy to find, AND a great place to build and play!  The best part is, it was so easy to put together.

My inspiration for this project came from THIS Lego Table I had found on Flickr.




Supplies Needed
  • 2 IKEA Trofast Storage Shelves with Boxes (HERE)
  • Lids for each box, optional (HERE)
  • 9 Lego Base Plates, 10" x 10" (HERE)
  • Double-Sided Tape or Glue
  • 4 Screws
  • Sharpie Marker


Directions
1. Build the storage shelves according to the directions.

2. Line the shelves up side-by-side.  Add a couple of extra screws, two on the top and two on the bottom, to keep the two shelves together to form the table.  See the image below.


3. Add your Lego Base Plates to the top.  Because we expect to be moving in the next year or two, we went for the not-so-permanent option for attaching the Lego Base Plates.  We put double-sided tape along the underside of each plate, on each of the four sides.  We placed the center plate first, then used Lego blocks to lock the plates in proper alignment when placing the 8 pieces around the center plate.
You can also glue these base plates into place.  If you choose to do this, I would recommend using E6000 Multi-Purpose Adhesive (my favorite glue for crafting).  Add a line of glue along each length of the base plate and put it into position.  I used Lego blocks to interlock between plates to make sure they were properly aligned.  I would also recommend leaving some heavy books on top of the base plates until the glue has set.

4.  Add your boxes (or buckets as I would call them).  I spent a good chunk of time sorting our Legos so everything was nice and organized.  Then I used a Sharpie marker to label each bucket.  These are the buckets we have: Blocks, Big Flats, Special Blocks, Home Parts, Car Parts, Bits, Minifigures, Ninjago (x2), Flats, New Projects, Books (all of our building instruction books).

Side One...

Side two...


And that is all there is to it!

This is what my son found Christmas morning.
(I added the labels to the buckets after this was taken)

One happy boy!

Happy Lego Building!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

For the Kids Friday #95

Welcome to the Party!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  It is hard to believe how fast it comes and goes each year. Do you have any special plans for your family New Years celebration?   I am excited to see what you have to share at this week's party!

Pop by on Sunday... I'm sharing the Lego Table I made for my son!

Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

 Now for my favorites from last week's party!
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Burrito pillowcase
Christmas Eve Pillow Case (Tradition)
at Little Wonders' Days


I -Spy Fabric Swap
at Helping Little Hands


Christmas Snowman Cupcakes
at Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons


Santa's Magic Key Book
at I Gotta Try That...


Noah's Ark Craft
at Reading Confetti

Pinned Image
Marzipan Pigs for New Years
at Red Ted Art

Now, on to this week's party!
For the Kids Friday


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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!

... yes, I know I'm a tad late here, but I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  And if you aren't celebrating Christmas, wishing you the happiest of all celebrations whatever they may be!  I hope your holiday is filled with love and laughter, and special memories made with your loved ones.

With Love,

Creative Christmas Countdown: Day 24

Merry Christmas Fortune Tellers

Playing a little bit of catch-up here.  I don't feel bad admitting that I haven't been on my computer for the last couple of days... spending some quality time with my family for Christmas.  I didn't want to miss sharing the last activity for the Creative Christmas Countdown... a Christmas Fortune Teller shared by Creative With Kids.  A quick and simple activity that I'm sure the kids will enjoy these days off of school after the holiday as well.  Click on the image above to visit Creative With Kids!


Creative Christmas Activities

This year I am THRILLED to be a part of the Creative Christmas Countdown hosted by Creative With Kids and Red Ted Art.  It is a virtual Advent Calendar with great holiday activities for you to share with your children as you count down the days to Christmas.  Some amazing bloggers have come together with some fabulous ideas.  Make sure to visit each day to see what fun things we have in store for you!



If you are new to the Creative Christmas Countdown, stop by and register HERE, and grab the list of supplies you'll need for the countdown while you are at it!

Wishing you all a Magical Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Creative Christmas Countdown: Day 23

Virtual Advent Calendar

Are you doing any baking before Santa arrives?  I just ADORE the bauble cookies that Life at the Zoo is sharing for the Creative Christmas Countdown today.  How fun!  I haven't met a kid yet that didn't love decorating cookies.  These would be so cute hanging from the tree, don't you think?  Click on the image above to head over to Life at the Zoo for the how-to!


Creative Christmas Activities

This year I am THRILLED to be a part of the Creative Christmas Countdown hosted by Creative With Kids and Red Ted Art.  It is a virtual Advent Calendar with great holiday activities for you to share with your children as you count down the days to Christmas.  Some amazing bloggers have come together with some fabulous ideas.  Make sure to visit each day to see what fun things we have in store for you!



If you are new to the Creative Christmas Countdown, stop by and register HERE, and grab the list of supplies you'll need for the countdown while you are at it!

2 days and counting!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Creative Christmas Countdown: Day 22

Have a Picnic Under the Christmas Tree

Doing fun things with the children to celebrate these days leading up to Christmas don't have to be complicated!  Creative With Kids has a fun idea that requires three basic ingredients... Kids, Christmas Tree, and Lunch!  Why not enjoy a picnic under your tree?  Such a fun idea, and I'm sure the kids would love it.  Click on the image above to head on over to Creative With Kids!


Creative Christmas Activities

This year I am THRILLED to be a part of the Creative Christmas Countdown hosted by Creative With Kids and Red Ted Art.  It is a virtual Advent Calendar with great holiday activities for you to share with your children as you count down the days to Christmas.  Some amazing bloggers have come together with some fabulous ideas.  Make sure to visit each day to see what fun things we have in store for you!



If you are new to the Creative Christmas Countdown, stop by and register HERE, and grab the list of supplies you'll need for the countdown while you are at it!

3 days and counting!

Creative Christmas Countdown: Day 21



Today, another great friend at Sun Scholars is sharing one of my FAVORITE ideas to do with the kids.  These Swirl Paint Christmas Ornaments are so easy to do, and look fantastic on the tree.  They are a fun project and make beautiful gifts.  This is today's activity for the Creative Christmas Countdown, shared by Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas.  Click on the image above for all of the details on how to make these ornaments with your kiddos!


Creative Christmas Activities

This year I am THRILLED to be a part of the Creative Christmas Countdown hosted by Creative With Kids and Red Ted Art.  It is a virtual Advent Calendar with great holiday activities for you to share with your children as you count down the days to Christmas.  Some amazing bloggers have come together with some fabulous ideas.  Make sure to visit each day to see what fun things we have in store for you!



If you are new to the Creative Christmas Countdown, stop by and register HERE, and grab the list of supplies you'll need for the countdown while you are at it!

4 days and counting!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

For the Kids Friday #94

Welcome to the Party!
I can't believe this time next week Christmas will already be behind us!  So many wonderful and busy days ahead.  I am wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas!!  Thank you for sharing all of your amazing ideas here with us each week.  I cannot wait to see what you are all doing for the holidays!

Don't miss the adorable, FREE printable Christmas place mat I shared earlier this week!

It would be a great way to add some fun to the kid's table for your family dinner.

and one more reminder...
Now through Christmas...
   


 Now for my favorites from last week's party!
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Snowman Popcorn Cups
at Creative Kid Snacks


DIY Super Hero Shirt & Cape
at Helping Little Hands


Marine Advent Wreath
at Carpe Diem


Edible Santa Suit Treat Cups
at Hungry Happenings

Picture
Salt Dough Santa Ornaments
at Learning to Play and Playing to Learn


11 Felt Crafts to Make for Kids
at Serving Pink Lemonade

Pinned Image
Santa Corks (& Santa Bowling)
at Red Ted Art

Now, on to this week's party!
For the Kids Friday


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