LEGO creations in themselves are beautiful pieces of art that should be displayed all over the house. Yep, all over the house. Even on the floor. Or at least the kids think so. I am sure you can relate, huh?
There are websites galore that showcase the works of very talented Lego artists, such as Nathan Sawaya, who has more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York art studio, and Sean Kenney, who calls himself a full-time professional kid.
Take a few minutes (which will probably turn into hours) showing your children these amazing works of LEGO art.
Now on to some simple things, that do not require 1.5 million bricks, that you and your kids can make at home.
I used plain regular pencils from the $1 bin at Target. Oh how I love those bins. You can download my LEGO pencil wrappings, print them out on sticker paper or regular paper, and use your favorite form of adhesive. I print ours out on sticker paper, wrap the sticker around the pencil and then apply a very very thin coat of Mod Podge to the seam.
Next, your child can make a pencil holder for his or her new LEGO Pencils!
Salt Dough Minifigures
- 1 cup of fine salt
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of water
To ensure the minifigures pop out of the mold ok, we put them in the freezer for about 30 minutes, carefully popped them out, and then left them out on the counter overnight to dry.
After they are completely dry, your kids can paint them anyway they wish. My son was making robots in the picture above.
You can also use the LEGO molds to make crayons! These are very easy as well. Simply chop up the crayons and add them to the mold. Of course, you can even make crazy crayons by mixing colors.
Place the mold, on a cookie sheet, in a 300 degree oven and make sure you check on it every 2 minutes. The melting time really depends on the size of your crayon pieces. Every few minutes, jiggle the mold to make sure the pieces are melting evenly.
LEGO Character Paper Crafts
I found these adorable paper characters that you can download for free! These do take a lot of patience and cutting time, so this is probably a mommy or older sibling tasks, but the end results is well worth the cutting time!
Look how cute Paper Cube R2D2 is!
Download the LEGO Star Wars Papercraft.
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