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April Fools' Day Prank Ideas for Kids

April Fools' Day Prank Ideas for Kids

April Fools Day Ideas For Kids

Here are a few of our favorite April Fool's Day prank ideas we've done to our kids over the years. Most of which are last minute ideas (cause that's how we roll)!

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...

The Present Game by Dana Sue Hinkle

The Present Game by Dana Sue Hinkle

Raise your hand if you have ever been embarrassed by your child’s behavior upon receiving a gift. This was me when one of my daughters turned six. Ugh. I cringe thinking about it. My sweet, kind, little girl turned into a demanding, greedy gremlin. Okay, maybe a little too harsh, but seriously. We were surrounded by her grandma, uncle, and a couple of neighbor families who all came by to wish her a happy birthday and bring her a gift. When she was given the first gift she tore into it with vigor, but she had no more than seen...

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.

StoryBricks Spelling Clip Boards

StoryBricks Spelling Clip Boards
StoryBricks Spelling Clip Boards

As many of us look ahead to the next school year we are unsure of where our child will be learning. For some it will be in school, for some at home, and for others it'll be a mixture. Wherever learning will happen, we will continue to value the importance of hands on learning, especially for literacy and numeracy. That's why we came up with this affordable and easy clip board hack to make these StoryBricks® spelling boards. Ideal for classroom or homeschool use!