We’ve needed a Lego organiser for a while now. Yes, Lego is awesome, but it’s also the primary culprit for my clutter-related insanity and bruised feet. I find Lego pieces on the floor every day. In the spirit of getting organised, I decided to come up with an easy system to get our Lego together (and off the floor!) by colour. Yay for the simple joy of colour-coding. It’s a mum’s dream for all those tiny pieces to have a home, and an even bigger dream when it looks pretty.
If you want to organise your Lego by project, you can replicate this colour-coded system with Mason jars. Cluster them in groupings, or arrange them on different shelves. Add labels to decipher your different projects.
Oh, and an added bonus: You can enlist the kids’ help. Sorting the pieces by colour is a good matching game for preschoolers.
- Hot glue gun and hot glue, or super glue
- Mason jars and lids, 5 to 10 jars
- Lego pieces
Step 1: Gather materials.
Step 2: Separate all the Lego pieces Into piles by colour. My 4-year-old son and I did this for two hours one day. It was a great activity for him, and I loved that he was easily entertained for so long!
Step 3: Place all the Lego pieces inside the jars according to colour. I wasn’t aware there were so many variations of every colour, so for the sake of space and money, we categorised the colour families together in one jar. For example, all four shades of green are in one jar.
Step 4: Hot glue, or super glue, one Lego on top of the mason jar lid for each colour.
Step 5: Add the matching lid to the colours inside and that’s it, you’re done! Take a step back and enjoy your hard work and all the pretty colours.
Images: Jessica Gregg