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.
Each pack of Pixel Bricks comes with 1,600 pieces... that's a lot! Eight colors, 200 bricks each, it's important to keep those little pieces easily accessible but also neatly stored. We've got a great selection of ideas for you, some can be store bought, others involve a little DIY fun.
Sort by Color in Small Containers
It can be very useful to have your Pixel Bricks sorted by color for ease of creating, so we feel like these small containers are ideal. We found ours at Walmart in the stationary section, but we've also seen a very similar product at Michael's. Best of all, each storage unit only costs $2!
These small containers come complete with individual small lids and also then a larger unit lid. We love this double seal as it really helps to avoid any unwanted 'LEGO glitter bombs'! We also love that this way you can determine the selection of colors that your kiddo builds with if you are working with a certain theme.
Store for Easy On-The-Go Play in a Mini SlideAway®
If you are wanting to make your Pixel Brick collection a toy for on-the-go play, we highly recommend investing in one of our Mini SlideAways. This little gem of a storage bag is perfect to fit in a diaper bag, or even a hand bag!
The advantage of using a Mini SlideAway is most definitely that clear-up is done in a matter of seconds. When your kids are ready to play, simply pour the bricks out onto the attached play mat. When they are done, pull the drawstring and slide all the bricks back down the mat and into the bag. It really is as easy as pour, play, SlideAway!
Make a DIY Storage Box
This Pixel Art Travel Box has been the source of countless hours of building fun for our kids over the past few months. It took a matter of minutes to make thanks to our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates. You can head to the blog to read the full tutorial, but with no glue required and the pencil box costing only $1, this is such a winner!
We particularly love this storage option because it doubles up as a blank canvas to inspire creativity. You could even print out some of our free downloadable design templates to put in the box too!
Use a Bead Box
This is such a great idea by @tinyn3rds! She used a bead box (available at craft stores such as Michael's) and gave each color two compartments, and there was even enough space for the two removal tools as well. Simple but very effective!
Add Pixel Bricks to your Makerspace Table using a Storage Bin
Our favorite way to create a building zone is to make a DIY LEGO-Compatible table. This is so easy to do, again thanks to our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates. You can click the link for the tutorial blog, explaining how we turned an IKEA FLISAT Children's table into a brilliant Makerspace Table Hack for Kids! The small size IKEA TROFAST bins are perfect for Pixel Brick and StoryBrick® storage.
We'd love to hear how you are storing your Pixel Bricks! Making open-ended toys like this readily accessible, while also keeping them neatly stored is so important for happy and successful play... and parental sanity!
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