Nevertheless, I'm tippety-tapping my pretty fingers to the bone over there three times a week (and several times a day on Facebook), and so here's an update on what I've done most recently!
--and, my favorite of my recent projects, a tutorial for transforming the PlanToys toy chest (which PlanToys gave me for free to mod to my heart's desire) into a portable LEGO table with storage:
|I monogrammed each toy chest so that the kids can't fight over them. They will anyway!|
|Cutting LEGO plates with my scroll saw=heaven|
The project also included large drawstring bags, monogrammed with freezer paper stencils:
These go inside the LEGO play tables, but can be removed, taking all the LEGOs with them. They keep stray pieces much more safely contained!
I've been working with the kids to reorganize their belongings, in the mad hope that this will help them keep things tidier, and this LEGO storage has, surprisingly, made a world of difference. My ultimate dream is for a system in which storage is coded by color and size, but for now, that's way more fussy than the children want or would keep nice. Really, all that matters for now is that the LEGOS are contained, and that I don't have to step on them every single time I walk across the floor barefoot.
I still want a separate storage system for individual LEGO sets, and one for our LEGO train system, but until then, three cheers for chaos contained!