Looking for a way to make building brick play portable for your kiddos- we've got just the hack! Turn $2 IKEA trays into easy on-the-go building brick platforms that are perfect for outdoors creating in the summer sun.
Here's a video showing just how easy it is to make these trays, and how much fun you can have with them!!
- Creative QT Peel 'n Stick Baseplates, 10" x 10", starting at $9.95, available in a range of colors, we used blue and pink
- IKEA SMULA clear plastic trays, $1.99 each, we used two
- Selection of building bricks- we used LEGOs, DUPLOs & Mega Bloks
Making the trays could not be any easier!! Literally peel off the red backing on the baseplates, line it up in the centre of the tray, and stick it down! Here's a video in case you want to be sure:
Play Ideas with your Trays:
We LOVE the idea of switching up normal indoor building brick play by using our new portable play trays outside! Especially seen as our baseplates are compatible with most major brands of building bricks- including LEGO, DUPLO and Mega Bloks! Here's how we made the most of our sunny days and play together:
Picnic blanket, play tray, Mega Bloks and a one year old!
The simple task of attaching and detaching the blocks from the baseplate is a great fine motor skill work out for little ones. Have some fun by building a Mega Bloks tower together in the sunshine!
IKEA SOMMARVIND pop-up sun shelter, play trays, DUPLOs and siblings!
This IKEA sun shelter is ideal for creating a fun building brick cave. Settle down to a shaded afternoon of creativity and building using DUPLOs. The novelty of creating in a 'cave' is sure to capture your kids' imaginations!
Make Time Together with play tray LEGO building at the table!
Setting up a small container of LEGO style bricks, a play tray and some refreshments is a great way to enjoy some down time after fun in the sun! The tray fits easily onto children's play tables, making it ideal for building outdoors.
We love how these trays can be easily stored and are so portable. They also have the advantage of being easy to wipe down after use! Whether your child is into big or small building bricks, making them a play tray is the perfect way to encourage creativity over those long summer days.
Creative QT designs quality + innovative toys that declutter homes and inspire creative play. Founded by parents of five, Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle, Creative QT’s vision is to empower parents and encourage a culture of families that Make Time Together. All products are designed to enrich families’ lives through active, creative play and play based learning. Creative QT products are laboratory tested for compliance with CPSC requirements and are free of lead, cadmium and phthalates so you can play with confidence. So, go ahead … today is the day: be your kid’s hero.
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Creative QT® co-owner, Adam Hinkle, lovingly refers toPixel 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.