Kids are active even with all the distractions now.
They just do everything You don’t want them smearing your walls, do you?
If that’s the case, you might as well involve them with Lego. Not only does it encourage thinking, it’s also a great way to pass time. Plus, they come in attractive, bright colors.
Only with Lego can they make their imagination come to life. Don’t know how to start? Check out these 10 Lego Project Ideas for kids, and start having fun with your little angels.
1. LEGO CANDY DISPENSER
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Let’s start off the list with the ultimate child favorite: CANDIES!! M&M’s? Skittles? You got it! You can even take it up a notch put gums in there.
No more wasting quarters for the gumball machine. This is the new, cool, and (best of all) free thing.
Instead of pressing, they’d pull a Lego piece to get their candies in the compartment. The bright-colored candies complements the Lego brick’s colors. Kids will L.O.V.E. that!
Ready for more sugar rush? You can start this project even with basic Lego pieces. Check out the instructions here, courtesy of FrugalFun4Boys.
2. DIY LEGO VASE
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You have guests in your house, and one says “That’s a cool vase!” Wouldn’t it feel awesome tell him your daughter made it? For that alone, this is a great Lego idea for kids as young as four years old.
For that, you can thank Fab Art DIY. You can help your child get started with choosing the right base and building two layers of blocks. After that, she can do it on her own!
Let her choose the colors, so it’d be a hundred percent hers. It’s a win-win situation. You get to keep your floors Lego-free, and make something good out of it.LEGO MARBLE RUN
3. LEGO MARBLE RUN
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Got marbles? Great! Let your kids have some fun with it. The beauty of this project lies in its simplicity. With the most basic Lego bricks, you can create a 100% customizable maze.
Have them upgrade or downgrade its level of difficulty in minutes. It doesn’t get easier than that. This marble run is fun when you’re making it. And it’s loads of fun too when you’re done. You can thank The Crafty Mummy for this Lego brick-made joy!
4. LEGO FOOTBALL
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Because of Fireflies and Mud Pies, you don’t have to be an NFL player to enjoy football with your toddler. With just paper, scissors, and a few pieces of Lego, you’re good to go!
Whether alone or with the whole family, everyone’s sure to have a fun time. Star Wars vs Star Trek football game? No problem! Just set up your minifigures and move them around. This neat Lego idea for kids is sure to make a boring afternoon swell.
5. LEGO EGG RACERS
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Why don’t you put your kids’ smarts to the test? Be ready to clean up a few broken eggs, though! You can always make new ways of deciding who’s going to do what interesting.
Say, the one to lose the race will do the dishes. You see where I’m going with this? See them race to have fun or to avoid chores. DO you have eggs, a sloped surface, and Lego bricks? Then, you ready for this! Like Planet Smarty, you can also draw on the egg just for the heck of it.
6. LEGO BALLOON CAR DIY LEGO
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Here’s another car-based Lego fun time. This time, any surface will do. How so, you ask? With balloons, of course! Are you even a little bit interested on whether it’ll make a farting sound? This is your chance to find out.
Lego actually supplies wheels as well, but you can always make do with what you have. This is a great Lego idea for kids who are inquisitive. Let them experiment. Let them design. Answer all their why’s. This will stimulate their minds. Don’t know how to get started? Check out Little Bins for Little Hands to get an idea.
7. ANIMAL MIX-UP LEGOs
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Does your toddler know his animals already? Maybe this can help. This is one of the simplest out of all the ideas. All you need are LEGO Duplos and a few animal pictures. Imagine telling him, “Which animal says moo?”
Then, he has to link the two cow pieces. Cute, right? Since we’re dealing with a toddler here, I Can Teach My Child advises that you laminate the images first. With this, you can be an influence on your child’s learning without unnecessary effort.
8. LEGO CATAPULT
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See things catapulted to the air with this Lego… catapult? What would go farther, a Ping-Pong ball or a crumpled paper? Through this simple machine, you can spark your child’s curiosity. Plus, this also gets you to polish your basic Physics.
You have two kids? Even better! Watch them have fun as they fling stuff at each other. What do you need for this project? Just a few Legos and a rubber band. For the instructions, you can visit Kids Activities Blog.
9. LEGO WATER WHEEL
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Been waiting for some water fun? Then this would end the long drought. Get it? Fluid dynamics I fun to study if you’re actually seeing it. Give your child that chance through this Lego water wheel.
The best way to do it is let him be in charge of the whole thing. I suggest doors, walls, and a few trees, just like this design. Of course, he can always have a few minifigures drown.
I don’t recommend that, though. That’s just a little too morbid. Rid yourself of the sweltering heat through this super awesome Lego water wheel.
10. LEGO PULLEY SYSTEM
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It’s about time that your kids learn about work. No, I’m not talking about hard labor.
I’m talking about Physics here. Are we on the same page now?
Have your children understand this basic concept through practical applications. How many pulleys do you need to make the load the lightest?
With the Lego pulley system, they can find out for themselves. For this project, you only need Lego Duplos, Technic bricks, and Lego tires without wheels. Basic instructions are available here. Other than that, feel free to experiment!
Of all these examples, the one you really should try is the Lego Pulley System. It gives your kids an opportunity to experiment. Also, the Lego bricks you’d need are very basic. This particular idea doesn’t require much effort in building, but still is very fulfilling experience.
Here, the focus is trying out different models. The Lego candy dispenser is also a great project because the output is something that kids could really look forward to. Sadly, you’d have to let them rebuild it from time to time.
You don’t want your kids to eat anything from unsanitary sources, right?
These two are my favorites, but everything here is a must-try. Why don’t you have a go at any of these Lego ideas? You and you kid are sure to have a blast.