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DIY Building Block Travel Case

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My little guy could play with his Legos all day every day. But we have a lot of adventures planned for the summer, and I don’t love the idea of him bringing them along. Too many bricks end up getting lost in car rides and overnight stops along the way. Since these packages of building blocks from Target are only a dollar each we don’t worry about loosing them. Plus, this travel case makes it easy for him to create in the car or wherever the road takes us!

You’ll need:

  • building blocks ($1 for each package from Bullseye’s Playground)
  • storage case
  • thin cardboard sheet
  • hot glue gun
  • craft knife
  • letter stickers

First you’ll create a base plate with some of the building blocks. I used all but one of the green blocks from three packages. Test your block arrangement before gluing anything down. I think it works best to use the single blocks for the inside of the base and the longer blocks for the outline.

Glue the blocks down on a thin sheet of cardboard using a hot glue gun. Lay down one row at a time and don’t overdo it with the hot glue.

Use a craft knife to cut the extra cardboard away from the base.

Attach your created base plate to the storage case with a generous amount of hot glue. You could use a pencil box instead, but I really like this storage case I found at Michaels. It holds plenty of building blocks, has snaps to keep it closed, and the handle is really useful.

I used stickers from a previous project to label the front of the case. Super easy!

My son was so excited to play with it that he could barely wait for the hot glue to set. Within minutes he was creating all kinds of neat things. This building block travel case is sure to make our summer adventures even more fun!

Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!

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