LEGO Hand Soap

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As a mom of LEGO-loving boys, I couldn’t pass up this awesome idea from The Rockin Boys Club-LEGO Soap.  It’s such a simple idea and I hope that it will make handwashing more fun for the kids.  Without further ado…onto the soap!

Lego Soap 2The materials you will need are a pump bottle of hand soap or hand sanitizer (or both) and a handful of LEGOs.  I like the look of a variety of brightly colored LEGOs, but you could go monochromatic, as well.  Or match the colors of the room it will be in.

Lego Soap 3It was quite easy to peel off the front and back labels on the soap dispenser.  However, they left behind a filmy white adhesive.

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I used rubbing alcohol to remove the adhesive, but you could also use a product like Goo Gone.  I just didn’t have any on hand.  Once the adhesive is removed from the bottle, open the soap and push a few LEGOs in there.  You may want to try and remove some of the air bubbles, otherwise they’ll all bunch at the top.  Screw the top back on and you have some wonderful LEGO soap!

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Easy LEGO Clean Up

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I cannot even guess how many LEGOs we own.  It is an insane amount.  All of my children enjoy playing with them, but oddly enough, nobody likes cleaning them up.  After a royal fit the other day when everybody claimed that it was someone else who had scattered the LEGOs over the floor, I had a brain wave.

What if I found a way to make clean up easier?  Wow–what a thought!

The first thing that I did was purchase a small dustpan and broom from Walmart that will be exclusively for LEGO clean up.  It’s so easy to just sweep the pieces into the dustpan and dump them in the LEGO bin.  This solution works well for a mess that’s scattered across the floor, or for small piles.

My next idea, which I’d seen done at LEGO group at the library, was to have the kids play with their LEGOs on a flat sheet or blanket.  When they are done playing, it’s very simple to gather up the whole bundle and dump it out into the storage bin.

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For sheer quickness, the sheet/blanket method is best.  However, the dustpan and broom work really well for young kids who want to assert their independence.

St. Patrick’s Day DIY Shamrock Window Clings

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The kids and I got our craft on the day before St. Patrick’s Day.  Thanks to Scotch® Tape for this awesome idea!  The method for making these is rather simple and you could use this technique for any holiday.  I’m looking forward to experimenting with it in the future.

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First you’ll want to gather your supplies.  We used:

  • Clear Con-Tact paper (make sure it is the removable kind)
  • Colored masking tape (we used Scotch® because it was available at Walmart)
  • Washi tape
  • Permanent marker
  • Scisscors
  • Shamrock template (I found a free printable online and shrank it to the size I wanted)

Directions:

Cut out shamrock template from paper, or draw one and cut out if you don’t have a printer.  Unroll Con-Tact paper and trace several shamrocks on there.  Cut out shamrocks.  Lay Con-Tact paper shamrock flat on table, grid-side down.  Use masking and washi tape to make stripes on shamrock.  Decorate entire shamrock, then carefully peel the entire thing off the table.  Cut out around shamrock shape, trimming off excess tape from the edges.  Slowly peel paper backing off shamrock and affix it to the window.  Repeat!

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