Don’t forget about Hannah Handmade’s Creating Smiles Week!! I’ll be guest posting over there this week. Go check her out!!
I love the blog world. I’m fairly new to this environment and I have GREATLY enjoyed “thumbing through” blogs and pages and getting totally inspired. Is our Maker a Creative God or what??
As you know, I have 3 young children. And Legos are a HUGE hit in this house. These 3 will keep themselves entertained literally for hours building and creating with those little blocks…especially the older two. But along with this building and creating, often comes a mess with a capital M!! Recently as I was routinely “thumbing through” some of my favorite blogs I came across this idea for a Lego table. I thought this would be the PERFECT solution for us and our Lego Mess!!
And I was right! Once I showed the idea to my children they could NOT wait to get started!! So that was my project for last weekend.
I found this adorable table at my local Target for only $12!!I also got some Lego base plates from Toys R Us. I’ll be honest and say that these base plates cost more than the actual table itself. Thankfully, we had some birthday money set aside. I picked up 1 large gray base at $17 and 1 small green one at $3.50 (it’s normally priced at $7 but they were having a BOGO sale).I left the large gray base WHOLE. Then I measured….well actually my husband measured and cut the green plate to go on the outside. He was able to score the plate with a box cutter type knife and then just pop it apart. We held it together with some regular Legos to make sure it all fit together. Take your time on this step to make sure that all your little dots line up right. I hate measuring and “exactness” so my husband was a HUGE help here!!
After everything was cut and lined up we sprayed the backside with a permanent spray adhesive. We also sprayed the table.Place the base plates on top of the table and load it down with something heavy to help with the sticking process.Wait about 30 minutes or the recommended drying time for your adhesive and then…
And everything was all well and good until Silly Lilly decided she wanted to destroy all of their hard work. You should have heard the DRAMA that ensued when R and T realized that their prized architecture had been demolished. It really was a sad and unfortunate situation. So they insisted that she have her VERY OWN Lego table to go with her Duplos. Which was a super idea. So back to Target and Toys R Us I went!
I only bought 1 large base plate this time.The process was a little different. Instead of measuring and cutting I simply centered the base plate and covered the surrounding edges with masking tape. I took it outside and sprayed it with my spray adhesive. I used Aileen’s from Michael’s….had a coupon PLUS educators get 15% off their entire purchase EVERY DAY and that goes for home educators as well (at least it does where I am shopping).PERFECT!! Just her size! This really is probably one of the best things EVER for her. She LOVES it and literally plays with it all the time!!
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