Welcome back to part 3 of my organizing Legos series! We have already covered Lego Instruction Storage and a Lego Building Surface.
While we only have one of the kiddos currently playing with Lego's (the babies are too small still), I thought getting a head start is our best solution. Later when we are inundated with them, I can just "transfer" to larger containers or a larger system!
I really wanted to get Connor involved. He does have a touch of OCD like is parents (yikes!). I figured this would be right up his alley. In addition, he has a tendency to build the set once and play with it as is. I really want to encourage him to use his imagination and create new things!
Containers and Self-Sealing Laminating Pouches (super easy to use!) from Target.
I used scrap paper and a hole punch to create Legos. My Legos were 1 1/2 x 1 inch each.
I cut white paper 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 to fit in the self laminating sleeves and attached my paper Legos.
Our current Lego Box.
I started with 6 boxes but later realized that some colors were more plentiful than others.
Several needed their own box.
Connor spent about 3 minutes helping me then decided to play instead.
My boxes were as follows - Red/Orange, Yellow/Green, Blue/Purple, Brown, Gray, White, Black, People and the really small miscellaneous pieces.
A square of Velcro on each laminated card then attached to each box.
(please excuse the horrible floor! We are working on that... it's awful!)
Ahhhhh.....organized and so nice and neat! It makes me so happy ;)