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What Parents Are Really Saying About The SlideAway® Basket

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...

Mini Desktop StoryBricks™ Drawers

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

On-the-go DUPLO® Compatible Play Container

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.

Simple Ways to Store Pixel Bricks™

Simple Ways to Store Pixel Bricks™

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™!

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

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...

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

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

Educational activities with your storybricks letterboard

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

DIY Mini Word Boxes

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

Makerspace Table Hack for Kids

Makerspace table hacks 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!

Elementary Aged Pixel Brick Prompts

Elementary Aged Pixel Brick Prompts
Elementary Aged Pixel Brick Prompts

Pixel Bricks were pretty new to us this year but it's been so much fun watching as our kids explore them and express their creativity using them. One thing we've noticed is the importance of providing build prompts. In this blog we are sharing three simple build prompts we gave our 1st Grader which he loved!

DIY Pixel Art Travel Box

DIY Pixel Art Travel Box

Have you got a budding little artist who also loves to build? Our Pixel Bricks are the perfect way to combine art and engineering, with your child being able to create beautiful art mosaics using 1x1 building bricks. In this blog we are sharing a simple pencil box hack to make your kiddo the perfect little creation box.     What you need: - A pack of Pixel Bricks- 1 x Peel 'n Stick Baseplate (we chose purple but visit the whole collection for more color options)- $1 pencil box from Michaels (you can usually also find them at Walmart,...

3 Simple & Affordable Mini Makerspace Hacks

3 Simple & Affordable Mini Makerspace Hacks
3 Simple & Affordable Mini Makerspace Hacks

On the blog we are sharing a round-up of three super easy and affordable DIY hacks for mini maker spaces which will provide your students or own kids the perfect little learning zone.