My children as now fully involved in the world of LEGOs. We have a small LEGO table the kids play with. However, the questions now become: What do we do with them? How do we keep the sets together nicely? What about all of the little pieces? How do I keep the instructions booklets from getting destroyed?
Well I searched around for some answers and found some really great answers!
Here are some great ideas for storing those instruction manuals:
Find the instructions HERE.
For easy kid access, especially for smaller sets, this hook and ring idea could work well.
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Small amounts of LEGOs? Here are some ideas for keeping small sets together as well as creating small travel sets.
Use snack containers from nuts, coffee, etc. Glue the picture on the front (*photo unknown)
Kojo Designs built an awesome Lego Table with this genius magnetic strip.
This simple bin and ziplock plan from LoveBugLiving.com cuts down on the need to save those large boxes.
Tackle and bead boxes you can find at local craft stores are a great way to sort out extra small pieces. *Idea comes from Childhood101.com.
Three plastic drawers make the base for this lego table. How easy would that be to make? Instructions over at Our Wee Family.
This idea is awesome for those little sets that come in plastic packets. Simply reuse old mint tins to create a fun pocket sized set that can go anywhere! *Photo from MommoDesign.com.
For slightly larger sets, here is a fun idea created from a metal lunch box! Get the instructions HERE.
Lots of LEGOs? Here are some other fantastic ideas for organizing thousands of LEGOs.
Use a “shoe holder” that goes over the closet door! You can even find these at the Dollar Tree. See this idea HERE.
Here is another great way to organize them by color. Find this idea HERE.
If the LEGO situation is out of control, just create a rolling under bed storage spot! Find the instructions HERE.
So how do you keep those sets together neatly so the kids can play with them?
This idea for under-bed storage is also really amazing! Nothing will get knocked or tripped over. Plus it doesn’t take up extra space in a small room! See this idea in detail HERE.
Create a LEGO storage table out of shelving units. *photo unknown
Here is another fantastic shelf idea. *photo unknown
This mini-shelf idea is great for mini-figures or small sets. Get the instructions HERE.
While I don’t think we will ever go this far, hardcore LEGO fans can create an entire play area:
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What I like about this Lego Storage Mat is that it doubles as a playmat as well. Then, when your child is done, cinch up the corners with the drawstring and conveniently store away. It’s available on Amazon.com.
Here is one last tip I found! Imagine how gross some of those LEGOs get when being played with my several different children every day! Check out this easy way to wash LEGOS!
Get the details on this method HERE.
Also, check out these Clever Ways to Organize Toys Under $10.