6 Cool Things Kids Will Love to Build With Legos

  


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Kids and Legos go together like, um, apple pie and ice cream. I mean, chances are, if someone has a kid, they have tons of legos around their house.

With summer fast approaching, now is a great time to start finding fun things for kids to do. And with that goal in mind, I decided to skip my way through the awesomeness that is Pinterest, to find the coolest most inspiring Legos projects ever.

( Download my free Summer Bucket List Printable so you and the kiddos can keep track of all the things you want to do this summer!)

There are oodles of them, turns out. I picked some of my most favorite to share here, but there are so many amazing Legos ideas for girls and boys it was not easy to choose just a few.

P.S. #4 would make a fantastic Mother's Day Gift!









1. Build a Lego Candy Dispenser








 2. Lego Zip Line




From LittleBinsForLittleHands.com



3. Make Adorable Lego Pets




From FrugalFun4Boys.com



 4. DIY Lego Flower Vase





From FabArtDiy.com



5. Make a Marble Run




From TheCraftyMummy.com




Make A Lego Tic Tac Toe Game





From MamaPapaBubba.com

Printable Summer Bucket List of Fun Activities For Kids





Summer is in the air and kiddos everywhere are already dreaming about the long care-free days that will soon be upon them.

But as we all know, those carefree days can turn into long boring days pretty quickly.

So I made a cute My Summer Bucket List printable you can download for free so you and your kids can write down fun things to do this summer which will help keep them busy.











Go ahead and Click here to download your free printable!



Or download this version of the Summer Bucket List printable already filled in with fun activities kids can do this summer!





My boys helped me brainstorm ideas that would help keep kids busy this summer. We came up with a pretty cool list of 50 activities for kids to do this summer so be sure and check it out below!

50 Fun Summer Activities For Kids This Summer

  1. Do jumping jacks every morning
  2. Write down one thing you like about yourself every morning
  3. Collect every penny you find (and save them)
  4. Learn one new word every day
  5. Bird Watching
  6. Hula Hoop
  7. Read everyday
  8. Write a play
  9. Run through the sprinklers
  10. Grow a garden
  11. Learn about one new famous person
  12. Create your own new dessert recipe
  13. Build a birdhouse
  14. Design a Lego masterpiece (check out my post on Cool Legos Creations for Kids to get ideas)
  15. Play Hopscotch
  16. Make your own board game 
  17. Create a new dinner recipe once a week
  18. Tye-dye t-shirts
  19. Make pet rocks
  20. Do a different science project once a week
  21. Have a backward day every week 
  22. Have family night karaoke
  23. Go bowling
  24. Learn about one specific bug. Learn everything you can about it.
  25. Make a kite
  26. Fly a kite
  27. Make paper airplanes
  28. Make an obstacle course outside (or inside)
  29. Lemonade stand
  30. Bake cookies every Friday
  31. Make Slime
  32. Have restaurant night - you be the waiter
  33. Organize your room
  34. Start a diary
  35. Play Jacks
  36. Slumber party (or have a family camping night in the living room)
  37. Make puppets
  38. Start a new collection of something (rocks, marbles, stamps, etc.)
  39. Every night write down one thing you would like to do in the future
  40. Try a new food every week
  41. Make your own ice cream
  42. Learn a new hobby 
  43. Learn all the words to a song you love
  44. Have a puppet show
  45. Water balloon fights with friends
  46. Learn a card trick
  47. Learn a new card game
  48. Draw a self-portrait
  49. Write a short story
  50. Relax and daydream! 

7 Cheap Bathroom Storage Ideas That Look Amazing




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Do you have a tiny bathroom in your apartment or home? If you are nodding your head and sighing, I feel your pain. There is nothing worse than trying to figure out where to put towels in a small bathroom.

Okay, so I exaggerate. It is not the worst thing. But trying to organize a small bathroom is frustrating.
But don't give up. I have some clever storage ideas that fall into the cheap category.

Cheap, however, does not have to mean ugly. In fact, when you take a look at these creative bathroom storage ideas I found on Pinterest, I think you'll agree with me that they look downright expensive! Ready??








DIY Storage Shelves With Inverted Brackets.


Seriously, if you have open real estate above the toilet (or any wall in your bathroom) these shelves are perfect. I have seen many DIY shelving ideas before, lots, but never found any that I loved before. These I Love.

The inverted brackets add such a cute cottage style feel and will help keep all that stuff you put on the shelf to stay on the shelf! Get the tutorial at First Home Dreams.






Back of Door Towel Rack.


There are lots of cool over-the-door towel racks that will instantly give you extra places to hang towels and robes, like this bronze rack with hooks from Amazon.






Repurpose a Cool Wine Rack As a Towel Holder


I especially love this creative storage solution. It is simple and inexpensive but elegant looking! If you do not have a wine rack available to use, here are a couple you can check out.




Wrought Iron Towel Holder

Multi-Purpose Wall Rack












DIY Hanging Bathroom Shelf (For $10)


If you have been wanting to add some shelves in your small apartment bathroom, but are worried about built-ins, look no further! Shanty2Chic can show you how to make this amazing hanging bathroom shelf for $10. Just hang on your wall, then take it with you when you move!








Dollar Store Bathroom Organizing - Double Shower Caddies For More Storage


Visit your Dollar store and pick up a couple of fresh new hanging shower caddies, just like Aimee aka The Crazy Craft Lady does. You can use 2 3M Hooks to hang the caddies in your shower so they both fit.








Keep Your Bathroom Counter Clutter-Free


Organize bathroom counter space using a two-tiered wire basket for storage. You can see this idea over at Golden Boys and Me. If you want something similar in your small bathroom, try looking for 2 tiered wired baskets in the kitchen aisles - you will probably find more selections at lower prices (and don't forget to check the dollar stores or DIY!)


Some ideas for you:

   







More Fun Bathroom Storage Ideas






MiniOwls Bath Combo - Set of 4 Toothbrush Holders & 2 Hooks with Yellow Duck Suction Cups.  

Honla 2-Tiered Plastic Bathroom Shelves Organizer with Perforated Storage Baskets-Small Shelving Units/Drying Rack for Bath Organization,Free Standing,Pink and White

Free Standing Toilet Paper Holder- Cast Iron Giraffe Paper Holder




Easy Mother's Day Crafts For Kids That Mom Will Love Like Crazy





Mother's Day is around the corner (how can it be April already?!). And we all know, nothing brings tears and smiles to moms faces more than sweet homemade gifts from kids. Well, okay, maybe some other things would do that too, like a new car, a shiny new diamond ring, a vacation in some exotic location, time alone in the bathroom, a solo trip to Target, and well, ya, any of those things could work too.

Brunch Idea For Mom: Decadently Delicious Mother's Day Sweet Chocolate Raspberry Mini TurnOvers


Anyhoo, here is a collection of very cool Mother's Day crafts preschoolers can make, as well as kindergarteners, and kids of all ages. The younger kiddos will need help on these, but older kids can probably manage a couple of them on their own.

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1. Cute Footprint Towels





2. Frameable Heart-Mapping Craft






Turn a kids' heart-mapping craft into a Mother's Day gift that mom will LOVE.


3. Box of Love






One of the sweetest simplest gifts for mom ever! All you need is a small box, paint, ribbon and maybe a bow.

Zina from Let's Lasso The Moon has fantastic poem kids can include in their box of love for mom. The whole poem is a tear-jerker, even this part is sure to tug at your heart: "...You only have to hold this gift and know I think of you. You never can unwrap it. Please leave the ribbon tied. Just hold the box close to your heart. It’s filled with love inside."


4. Fingerprint Heart Art






Kristen from Busy Kids Happy Mom has the perfect Mother's Day craft the whole family can create together! You'll need acrylic paint, an 11×14 flat artist canvas or paper, and an 11×14 picture frame.

And don't forget to add the cute color key at the bottom of the finished painting!


5. Handprint Tulip Towels






Just as cute as the footprint towels posted above: these handprint towels are a sure way to make mom smile this Mother's Day. Get the tutorial at I Can Teach My Child


6. Handprint Oven Mitt 






Handprint oven mitts are perfect last-minute DIY Mother's Day gifts. All you need is a plain red oven mitt and some paint. Get the step by step tutorial at The Idea Room


7. Mother's Day Mason Jar Vase






Christina from Christina's Adventures shares how to make this cute handprint gift using mason jars.  that mom (or grandma) will love!


8. Cupcake Liner Red Poppies Craft






Sweet red poppies made from cupcake liners are sure to make mom smile. Get the easy directions for this kindergarten craft over at Pint-sized Treasures.


9. Egg Carton Flower Craft






What mom would not treasure this cool keepsake gift for Mother's Day? This handmade egg carton flower art is worthy of any wall. Get the tutorial at ModPodge.


10.  Heart-Shaped Ring Dish






This Mother's Day Craft for kids to make will definitely require adult help. But the smiles this gift will bring are more than worth the effort! Get the full tutorial on how to make this heart-shaped ring dish at Mama. Poppa. Bubba.