When I was a kid I LOVED Lego but back then they didn’t have Lego for girls, I was stuck playing with my brothers Lego. I think part of the fun of being a parent (besides having an awesome kid) is getting to play with their toys….seriously, tell me I am not the only parent who loves to play with their kids toys?! When they started bringing out the Lego Friends series I was one of the first Mums to jump on that bandwagon…..I am not ashamed of it either…..these sets are so much fun and super cute. Oh and my daughter completely loves them too….just in case you were wondering! 😉 Every Christmas and Birthday now my go to present for her is always Lego Friends, I really think they are such a timeless present for a kid and way better than most toys out there as it really engages their mind and creativity. As you would expect we have A LOT of Lego now….floating around the house, under her bed, chewed by the dog, lost somewhere with the all the missing socks. I have had a few storage options for them but having them in one BIG pile just doesn’t make playing with them easy. Rena likes to build from the instructions (she is a stickler for rules and thinks you can only build them the way they say, I am trying to show her the endless possibilities….but she doesn’t always agree with my hair-brained ideas…..a lot of eye rolling happens and I giggle a lot which seems to make her annoyed somehow? I am still working on this whole parent-thing…..not sure I am doing it right, can’t seem to find that book that came with her telling me exactly what to do….I will let you know when I find it!). I always figured it would be a lot easier for her (and my sanity) if everything was organised by colour. So I decided to create her colour coded storage jars so she knows where everything goes and where the parts are she needs as she builds.
Using the Super Glue, glue the Lego people to the lids of the mason jars. (The Mason Jars I used were left over ones from Christmas, I glued the lid together also)
Spray paint the lids of the Mason Jars with the people on top. Leave to dry.
Sort your Lego into the jars and you are done.
This probably isn’t the best storage solution for little kids, but this Lego isn’t made for littlies and as my daughter is older and not a clutz (like me) I felt comfortable using glass jars for her. She loves this storage option and thinks it is a super cute way to show off her Lego (lets admit, that when it is not built, Lego isn’t pretty) and I kinda agree.
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