Mini Desktop StoryBricks™ Drawers

Posted by LUCY BAKER

Mini Desktop StoryBricks™ Drawers

Looking for a mini but mighty addition to your child's desk either at home or in the classroom? Why not turn a small set of desktop organizing drawers into a fun literacy learning tool using Creative QT®'s StoryBricks™.     What you need: - a Peel 'n Stick Baseplate from our MakerBase® Collection - a pack of StoryBricks - a set of mini desktop organizing drawers (available in the back to school section of stores like Dollar Tree and Walmart) - sharp utility or craft knife - chopping board or craft mat - LEGO® bricks to cut against   You...

On-the-go DUPLO® Compatible Play Container

Posted by LUCY BAKER

On-the-go DUPLO® Compatible Play Container

We are always on the lookout for ways to keep younger members of the family happily entertained when out and about. It's amazing how having a simple set of toys on hand can make all the difference during family outings! On the blog today we are sharing this simple DIY Peel 'n Stick hack which is sure to keep youngsters playing and having fun.

Butterfly Symmetry with Pixel Bricks™

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Butterfly Symmetry with Pixel Bricks™

Learning about symmetry is way more fun when you get to play with building bricks, especially our Pixel Bricks™! We are sharing a really fun and hands-on way to learn an early Math concept through an invitation to decorate butterfly wings.

April Fools' Day Prank Ideas for Kids

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April Fools' Day Prank Ideas for Kids

Here are a few of our favorite April Fool's Day prank ideas we've done to our kids over the years. Most of which are last minute ideas (cause that's how we roll)!

Simple Ways to Store Pixel Bricks™

Posted by LUCY BAKER

Simple Ways to Store Pixel Bricks™

Creative QT® co-owner, Adam Hinkle, lovingly refers to Pixel Bricks™ as 'LEGO™ glitter' because they do seem to have a way of finding their way all over the floor if not properly stored. The good news is, however, we have loads of simple and affordable ways to store them all in this one blog.

5 Fun Ways to Play with Pixel Bricks™!

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5 Fun Ways to Play with Pixel Bricks™!

Did you get a pack of Pixel Bricks™ recently? We've got five really fun ways that you can play with them to help keep the creativity flowing over the coming months. So get your bricks ready and find a comfy spot to play...     1. Free Building This is a pretty obvious one but unsurprisingly it is often what kids enjoy most- just being let loose with a baseplate and loads of Pixel Bricks. We've seen some awesome creations over the past year, we especially love this uniquely festive Mickey Mouse design by @making.main.street.     Allowing your children...

Valentine's StoryBricks® Pencil Box Hack

Posted by LUCY BAKER

Valentine's StoryBricks® Pencil Box Hack

Do you like to gift your littles a small treat for Valentine's Day? We turned a $1 pencil box into this cute StoryBricks® play box and it made the most perfect gift for our building brick enthusiast.     What you need: - Peel 'n Stick Baseplate (we chose pink but click the link for our full collection) - Pencil box (can be found for $1 at places like Michael's, Dollar Tree, Target and Walmart) - Pack of StoryBricks - Sharp craft knife and cutting board - Building bricks to cut against     How to make the StoryBricks Compatible...

The Present Game by Dana Sue Hinkle

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The Present Game by Dana Sue Hinkle

    Raise your hand if you have ever been embarrassed by your child’s behavior  upon receiving a gift. This was me when one of my daughters turned six. Ugh. I  cringe thinking about it. My sweet, kind, little girl turned into a demanding, greedy gremlin. Okay, maybe a little too harsh, but seriously. We were surrounded by her grandma, uncle, and a couple of neighbor families who all came by to wish her a happy birthday and bring her a gift. When she was given the first gift she tore into it with vigor, but she had no more...

What Parents Are Really Saying About The SlideAway® Basket

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What Parents Are Really Saying About The SlideAway® Basket

So you've had your eye on the SlideAway Basket but you want to know "is this thing really as good as it looks?" Of course our answer is "yes, it's better than it looks." but we wanted to share some comments from fellow parents who are just as passionate about the product as we are.     "#momlife just got a million times easier" @lienonme has two daughters who love building blocks but storing the blocks was always a pain point. Until they got a SlideAway Basket that is! Mom is now confident enough to have building bricks out all...

4 Educational Activities with your StoryBricks® Letter Board by @pinkpolkadotsandprek

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4 Educational Activities with your StoryBricks® Letter Board by @pinkpolkadotsandprek

We are so excited to share these engaging and unique activity ideas by Jenn from @pinkpolkadotsandprek. Her kids have been using their StoryBricks® Letter Board to help with literacy and numeracy learning at home.

DIY Mini Word Boxes

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DIY Mini Word Boxes

Shared materials are a thing of the past this school year so we've been getting creative with ways to make individual learning resources with our products. In this blog we share how to use our StoryBricks® and Peel 'n Stick Baseplates to turn a small $1 container into a multi-purpose learning box which fits conveniently inside a student's desk.

Makerspace Table Hack for Kids

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Makerspace Table Hack for Kids

Hoping to give your kids a great play table to create on whilst also solving the never-ending problem of storing building bricks? We've got a great IKEA hack for you which ticks both play and storage boxes!