Did you catch the LEGO birthday party I shared earlier this month? The birthday party that almost didn’t happen? Sort of like my husband’s second 30th birthday (that I haven’t started planning) that’s in about… ohhhh… a week. If someone could send my body a memo telling it to stay healthy enough for birthday parties, that’d be great.
For real. Your people should get with my people.
Let’s talk about what you really came here for. Yanno, the super simple LEGO party favors I created for the LEGO birthday party.
LEGO CRAYONS TUTORIAL:
The single most important piece of advice I have for anyone searching under the couch cushions for broken crayons is to make your LEGO crayons many moons before the LEGO party or buy multiple silicone LEGO molds. You don’t want people to wonder if the secret ingredient in your cake is a school bus yellow crayon.
The best way to unwrap the crayons is to outsource to any tiny human desperate to help. Or, if you insist of everything being a surprise, use a knife to cut off each wrapper.
Separate the pile of naked crayons into like colors and get to breaking. I wanted color coordinated crayons because the party favors were specific colors, but there is no reason you can’t throw whatever colors together. Except maybe your fear of a bunch of poop colored crayons.
It didn’t take long for the crayons to melt down at 300 degrees. Maybe 10 or so minutes? Definitely less work than a souffle.
Not that I would know. I’ve never made a souffle. A souffle just sounds hard to make.
Let the wax cool down and pop them out. Done. That’s it. Now you have to keep the kids from using them before the party.
LEGO CANDY BOX TUTORIAL:
The LEGO candy boxes were a last minute addition to the party favors. I was standing in line at my local dollar store and these tiny brick-like containers triggered a light bulb moment. Story of my life. I’m forever buying things last minute.
You will need:
- Tiny boxes
- Glue, scissors, ruler, writing utensil
Cut out a piece of foam that fits the inside of the lid.
Cut out a foam circle the size of a quarter.
Optional: Round the corners of the rectangle for a cleaner look.
Glue the rectangle, followed by the circle, to the lid of the tiny container.
Fill each container with the appropriate colored candies, or small trinkets, or baked good, or maybe even coins. And please invite me to your party if you feel like giving away money.
LEGO GUM TUTORIAL:
The LEGO gum was the most challenging of the party favors, if you want to say any of these party favors were challenging. Why gum? Because packages of gum are rectangle and nothing more. Just because my child can’t grasp the concept of DON’T SWALLOW YOUR GUM doesn’t mean other parents have the same issue.
Or maybe they do and I’m just that parent?
You will need:
- Packages of gum
- Scissors, glue, writing utensil
Cut out a piece of foam so that it wraps around each package of gum.
Find something small and round for the circle and cut out another piece of foam.
Are you noticing a pattern yet?
Next, glue the wrap to the package of gum and the circle to the top of the wrapped pack of gum.
Pretty easy, eh?
And then tuck everything neatly into the appropriate plastic containers that you also glued a circle of foam to.