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Mini Desktop StoryBricks™ Drawers

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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...

Simple Ways to Store Pixel Bricks™

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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.

Valentine's StoryBricks® Pencil Box Hack

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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...

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...

DIY Mini Word Boxes

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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

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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!

DIY Pixel Art Travel Box

Posted by LUCY BAKER

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

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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.

DIY Literacy Learning Boxes

Posted by LUCY BAKER

DIY Literacy Learning Boxes

Want one simple way to make practicing spelling words a little more fun!? Bonus - it's easily contained in one small box for easy storage! We're in love with these little DIY Literacy Learning Boxes and think they're perfect for learning both in the classroom or at home. Keep on reading to see them in action and get the directions to build your own! The containers in this blog are from a previous DIY blog which you can read about here. We simply cut a Peel 'n Stick Baseplate to size and added it to a fun kids' container from...

5 Busy Bags to Keep Toddlers Busy on the Plane

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5 Busy Bags to Keep Toddlers Busy on the Plane

Toddlers and plane journeys are just not an ideal mix, we know that from first hand experience. Over the years we've tried all sorts of tricks to make the process a little less stressful. One strategy that always works for us it to have some toddler-friendly busy bags ready for the flight. Here are five of our kids favorites, all of which easily store in our Mini SlideAway®.     1. Some Simple Art Supplies Nothing too crazy here, but art supplies never fail to keep our littles entertained, especially when there is something new to explore. Those arrow post-its...

5 Awesome Plane Hack Products for Kids

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5 Awesome Plane Hack Products for Kids

  Are you taking a vacation this Spring Break? Dreading the plane journey? We've got you covered with five awesome products which are sure to make your trip that little bit less stressful!     1. The Go Happy Travel Tray If like us you've ever travelled with kids on a plane, you'll relate to the frustration of toys and snacks constantly rolling off the seat trays. This cool travel tray attaches to the seat tray and has rimmed sides so that all those little loose parts stay on the tray. It's also easy to clean and store, making it...

DIY DUPLO Compatible Toddler Suitcase

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DIY DUPLO Compatible Toddler Suitcase

If your toddler is anything like ours then they can usually be found attempting to leave the house with arms full of toys, snacks, accessories and goodness knows what else. That's why we came up with this easy DIY Peel 'n Stick Baseplate hack so that your little one can take their favorite bricks out with them, minus the spillages every other step. This DIY hack really is easy to do and takes a matter of minutes. Here's what you need: - One Creative QT® DUPLO Compatible Peel 'n Stick Baseplate (we chose gray)- Small storage suitcase (ours is from...