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 pencil box:
This is a very straightforward hack and is mess-free thanks to using our self-adhesive Peel 'n Stick Baseplates. Simply measure out the size of the piece of baseplate you need to cut. Mark out the cutting line using your bricks. This enables you to run the utility knife along the baseplate in a straight line. Make several scores along the cutting line before removing the bricks. Bend the baseplate along the cut line, gradually applying more pressure until the baseplate snaps. Then simply cut through the red backing so that you are left with the correct size piece of baseplate. The final stage is to then peel off the red backing and stick it onto the top of the pencil box. Apply even pressure to ensure a good stick.
If you would like more detail on how to cut our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates, click the link for a full blog tutorial here. Once the pencil box has its baseplate top, simply pour in the StoryBricks!
Just to add an extra splash of cuteness, we left a special little message on the top of the box for our kiddo. She couldn't wait to delve inside for some serious literacy play!
With each pack of StoryBricks you also get two easy-to-use removal tools. These tools make removing the StoryBricks super easy, as well as being lots of fun for adults and kids.
Our play enthusiast is only 3, so for her this box was all about the excitement of recognizing the letters in her name. It's also always so interesting to see how younger kids play with toys in ways which we wouldn't necessarily expect. This little engineer spent most of her time building lines across the box with the StoryBricks border pieces. She was so engaged and working her fine motor skills hard all the time.
We are looking forward to exploring lots more uses of our new Valentine's StoryBricks Pencil Box. As she gets older, our kiddo will be able to practice spelling and leave messages on her box. There is also the added bonus of her being able to add regular building bricks such as LEGO™s to play with on the baseplate on top of the pencil box.
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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.