It has finally happened. My oldest is “into” LEGO® bricks. By “into,” I mean the kind of obsession where she will disappear for hours building a miniature LEGO® fairy house. I’m happy that this creative spurt has hit during the summer time. There is no boredom buster quite like LEGO® bricks!
Last week, I was running around like a crazy person trying to get all the kids out the door so that I could take her to gymnastics. I loaded the boys in the car and realized that she wasn’t in her booster seat yet. I found in at the table, finishing up a mini LEGO® swimming pool.
“Just one more minute, Mom,” she moaned.
Hey, I guess Builders Gonna Build.
So I made her this shirt. It’s a simple heat transfer vinyl shirt that can be designed in any color and font.
Never used heat transfer vinyl before today? Check out these Tips and Tricks for Heat Transfer Vinyl projects!
- Plain shirt
- Heat transfer vinyl
- Cricut Explore
Use the Cricut design software to create the words. Cut the words out using the Cricut.
Iron on the HTV according to the manufacturer’s instructions. I always lay a piece of thin cotton material over mine, which is why you see the chevron fabric below.
Now it’s time to build!
The great thing about LEGO bricks is that my daughter can build with only her imagination as her guide. Whatever she builds is right! Sometimes, it is fun to give her a little directed task. Last week, we followed one of the ‘Pro Tips’ from LEGO Master Builders and United Citizens Brigade Experts. She had to build a tower of any height or width as long as she began and ended with her favorite color. One simple way to kick start creativity is to just start putting bricks together. Once she began, she decided to create a rainbow with her favorite color (Team Pink!) at the beginning and ending.
While she has other LEGO systems, the LEGO Classic are her favorite. They give her a “no instructions necessary” building experience. If you’re looking for an awesome gift for your kids or to give at a birthday party, LEGO Classic has ten sets, ranging from $16.99 to $59.99. Houses, vehicles, and animals are all possible with the mix of special pieces included with the LEGO Classic bricks.
What do improv and LEGO bricks have in common? Find out in this Upright Citizen Brigade 60 second video!
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