LEGO Busy Box-
I saw one of these online years ago and swore to myself I’d make it when my son was old enough to play with it I would make him a busy box!
It’s super easy to make a busy box!
Busy Boxes can be a great tool to help your child make good use of down time.
For the Lego busy box you’ll need:
- 1 metal lunchbox (Amazon has a lot to choose from)
- 1 lego bulk parts for building. (including one 16x 16peg to be used as a baseplate on the top of the lunchbox)
- Hot glue gun
- Miscellaneous Lego pieces (we picked ours up at a Lego-Palooza event for $1/ pound.)
- Hot glue the flat Lego piece to the lid
- Add the Lego pieces
Initially I wanted to make this for long car rides but now we use it anytime there is down time. We have brought it to doctors appointments, to the park & on play dates!
I see a lot of busy boxes and they’re over stimulating for most young children and just crammed full of random toys.
Legos are a simple open-ended play invitation to build & create on the go. We have spent a lot of time learning about clean up (or letting go of lost parts).
No matter how you make them be sure to keep it simple and have a simple theme with a clear play invitation… less is more!