Category Archives: I Saw it on Pinterest

Lego Mini-Figure Board

Legos are great, but they are messy and oh how they hurt when you step on one!!

I stumbled upon a fantastic Blog called cleanandsentsible on Pinterest a while back and she has a lot of fantastic Lego organization ideas.  One that I really fell in love with was the Lego Mini-Figure Board.

My nephew is a huge Lego fan and has lots of mini-figures so it was a no brainer that I definitely had to make this for him for his birthday.

I love this idea not only because it organizes the Lego guys but it also showcases them ūüôā

My project list:

  • Poster-Sized Frame
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Primer
  • 4×2 Lego Bricks
  • Paint Brush
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Sand Paper

To start, I took the plastic out of the frame and roughed it up with some sandpaper then covered it in a coat of primer.  Once the primer dried I put two coats of chalkboard paint on the plastic.

After all of the paint was dried, I put the plastic back into the frame and grabbed my Lego Bricks to organize them on the board.

I used my ruler and a pencil to get the spacing right.  Once I had everything where I wanted it I got out my trusty Gorilla Glue.  I glued the Lego bricks to the board (be careful not to use too much glue because it does expand).

Once the glue dried It was time to add a few guys to jazz it up…………….

Lego Mini Figure Board Organization

We wrote the names of the new mini-figures on the chalkboard background.

My nephew was very happy with is new mini-figure board……

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I would love to make a few more of these in the future for my kiddos, but right now my son needs them down low where he can reach them easily or I am going to be constantly taking them on and off the board for him ūüôā

Until next time………..

 

Keep Them Busy Till Dinner Sticks

I am starting a new category called, “I Saw it on Pinterest”.

A lot of times I have an idea first and then I consult Pinterest to see who has already tried it.

Then there are the times that I see something AMAZING that I would have never thought of doing myself.¬† This category is for the stuff I would have never come up with on my own and giving it a go.¬† I am sure there will be successes and fails……only time will tell.

My first post idea¬†I found on Pinterest¬†comes from a blog called “Tot Treasures North Bay” which has lots of fun stuff for the kiddos!!

I am always looking for things to keep the kids busy when we go out to eat.  I have been known to hide happy meal toys or packets of Pez in my purse only to pull them out in a desperate attempt to keep my kids civilized in public.

When I saw this project I had to try it for two reasons:  #1 Рit would fit in my purse and #2 Рit looked SUPER easy to complete.

My Project List:

  • Velcro
  • Colored Craft Sticks
  • Plastic Bag
  • Acrylic Paints

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I stuck the Velcro to the end of each stick on both sides so they could be stuck together by the kids.

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Of course I also needed a trusty plastic bag to put them in so I could put them in my purse in case of emergency…….

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Alright, now I had to test them.  I told my Husband that we needed to go out to dinner tonight so I could test my project.  He of course rolled his eyes and then we promptly got the kids ready to go to a sit down restaurant.

As soon as we sat at our table my 2 year-old son grabbed a handful of sugar packets and launched them at me yelling, “Hulk SMASH”!!¬† This moment proving why I need SOMETHING to keep him busy.

After ordering, I pulled out my project and gave it to the kids.

My son¬†was instantly curious……

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My daughter got to work making her name…….

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My son’s picture frame…….

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I noticed that they were not only building with them, but using them as characters…..LIGHT BULB for later!!.

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Success!!  They both played with them the entire time we waited for our dinner.  The waitress even commented on how fun they were.

This project wasn’t finished though……….

As soon as we got home I busted out the paints.

I am no artist,¬†but my kids¬†recognize who I was painting, so another success in my book ūüôā

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I was very happy with how this project turned out.

I now have another trick up my sleeve for keeping the kids busy during the dreaded restaurant wait.

More “I Saw It on Pinterest” to come……..