Monday, September 1, 2014

Easy DIY Lego Container with Play Table!

Easy DIY Lego Container with Play Table!
Are you looking for a fun way to keep all the Legos in one place? Are Check out this simple project I did with an old wood box I picked up for $8 at Lighthouse Ministries. When I saw this box I immediately knew it had to have a new life as a Lego container and play station for my little guy. You can do the same with any wood box you can find at a thrift store or hidden around your house.

What you will need: 

  • Wooden Box 
  • Paint - Make sure to use Acrylic. It really does a great job. 
  • Lego Plates or flat pieces - The amount you need will really depend on the measurement of the box you use. 
  • Paint - I used acrylic paint and find it to be the best type for projects like this. 
  • Mod Podge - This is a must for this project. 
  • Kragl (Aka Krazy Glue) - If you have seen The Lego Movie you get that. If not, well.. Everything is Awesome. 
  • Paint Brush - I recommend a large one and a smaller one. 
  • 4 Duplos
What to do: 
Easy DIY Lego Container with Play Table!

  •  Start by removing all stickers and hardware from your box. - You won't need these there. You can go a step further and sand it down but mine did not need it. 
Easy DIY Lego Container with Play Table!

  •  Paint the box - Make sure to do at least 3 coats. Let them dry between coats.
  • Fix any edges. - Sometimes the other color will bleed onto your borders. Make sure to fix those so your paint looks good when finished. 
Easy DIY Lego Container with Play Table!
  • Coat with Mod Podge - This will seal your paint and give you the shiny look. 
Easy DIY Lego Container with Play Table!
  • Open your Krazy Glue - Don't make my mistake. Read the wrapper first. There are different ways to open each tube. 
Easy DIY Lego Container with Play Table!
  • Glue your duplos to the corners - These will be the legs to your little table. Make sure they are even with the corner than glue them on. 
Easy DIY Lego Container with Play Table!

  • Lay out your pieces and glue them on to the bottom of the lid - This is not on the side with duplos. I highly recommend putting the glue on the wood and then sticking the Lego to it. Gluing the Lego doesn't end well for your fingers. 
Easy DIY Lego Container with Play Table!
  • Let Dry. - Mine took about an hour to dry. 
Easy DIY Lego Container with Play Table!

You can use the lid to build on. When the fun is over, take everything apart and put it back in the box. It really is a simple way to keep everything organized. 
Easy DIY Lego Container with Play Table!
Are your remodeling a Lego room like we are? Check out a few other great ideas: 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Educational Offerings at Central Florida Attractions

As the year goes on I will be updating this list with all of the great educational opportunities you can find in Central Florida. Whether you are visiting Central Florida or here to stay you are sure to find something that fits your family. 

You won't want to miss out on some of the amazing educational offerings at Universal Studios. It's not only a fun park. There is tons to be learned. Find out more Here! 

Check out all the excellent educational options available to your family at Sea World. Read More here! 

Do you have a Lego Fan in your life? Bring out their love for STEM in a fun way with all of Legoland's educational opportunities! Read More Here! 

Does your child love animals more than anything? Check out all the amazing things you can do at Busch Gardens so they can learn while laughing. Read More Here! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Great Price - Linking Cubes!

Do you use a Math program that works with Linking Cubes? Don't miss this deal! Right now you can get 100 Learning Resources Snap Cubes for only $10.78. This is a great price. I know I paid $12 for my set at convention. These are great for any age. Whether you are using them to teach colors with a preschooler or multiplication with an older child you won't want to miss this deal.

Get Yours here! 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Great Price - Little People Farm Pond

Are you shopping early for Christmas? Check out this great deal that would be perfect to put away for a little one. Right now you can get the Fisher-Price Little People Farm Pond and Pig Pen Playset for only $10. Even better, shipping is free if you have Amazon Prime.
We loved Little People in this house. It was one of my favorite toy sets for both of my children. I highly recommend them.

Get yours Here! 

Allergy Friendly Home Made Laundry Soap

Allergy Friendly Home Made Laundry Soap
I used to make my laundry soap the liquid way. You can see that recipe here. It was so time consuming, messy, and bothersome to store. When I found this recipe for a powdered version I was really excited. The only problem I had was that some of the ingredients would end in a very bad allergic reaction in this house. I decided to try and find a way to make it without the allergens. So far I am very happy with it and I am going to share it with you now.

  • One - 4 pound box of Borax
  • One - 3.7 pound box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
  • One - 3.7 container Oxi Clean (Choose the hypoallergenic variety.) 
  • Two - Fels Naptha Laundry Bar and Stain Remover  
  • One - 4 pound box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda 
  • Two - Purex Crystals Baby, 28 Oz - These are hypoallergenic, scent free, and dye free. 
  • One - Large Garbage Bag
  • One - Extra container to put your soap in 
What to do 
Allergy Friendly Home Made Laundry Soap

  • Grate your Fels Naptha down to small pieces. - I actually used an old smoothie blender I had and blended it down to dust. 
  • Mix all ingredients in a large garbage bag - I prefer the black ones as they hold up much better. Make sure to give it a good shake and stir to thoroughly mix up your ingredients. 
  • Pour your mixture into your containers. 
Allergy Friendly Home Made Laundry Soap
Use no more than 2 tablespoons per load.  

Did you make your own laundry soap? How did you like it?