Thursday, August 7, 2014

Road Trip Lego Boxes

We have had a crazy summer this year. My brother's wedding, a vacation and many, many sleepovers at grandmas, just to name a few. My sister brought her five boys out for 6 weeks this summer, after not being together for just about four years, it was so much fun to be able to be together this summer. The not fun part? The two 30 hour drives that her family had to take to get here and back home again.

 Road trips with kids can be exhausting, but these little Lego boxes are easy to whip up and provide hours of entertainment, without worrying about losing the pieces. 

You will need: 
Pencil boxes (try to find ones with as smooth a top as possible)
Hot Glue
Lego Base Plates found here.
Utility knife or good scissors
Ruler

Measure the flat surface area of the pencil box. Cut your Lego plate to those dimensions. If you are making multiple boxes, make sure to check which way will give you the most pieces from one plate before you start cutting. In my experience, base plates cut with regular scissors, but if you are having trouble try using a utility knife. 

Hot glue the Lego piece to the top of the box. Repeat the process with the inside of the box. This gives them a place to build and a place to play with more freedom on top. When they are done playing, all of the pieces can be stored inside the box. 
What do you do to keep your kids busy on road trips? 
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