LEGO Week – DIY LEGO Party Favor Bag tutorial

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Welcome back to LEGO Week!!! Yesterday, we talked all about the easiest way to get great custom LEGO party invites done in a hurry( you can check that out here). Since the birthday boy also requested a trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Center for his birthday, at the end of the week I will give a full review of our fabulous time there. I learned a ton of LEGOLAND related info and have some great insider tips. If you are planning a trip there with your kiddos, you will want to stay tuned for that post!

As I mentioned yesterday, no matter what the birthday location or requested theme our kiddos pick, I always like to add a little DIY love to their parties. I also had to be able to accomplish this project on the cheap since I was expecting to spend most of our birthday party funds at the party location. One of the awesome things I was able to do for this party was create these cute custom LEGO Party favor bags for our party guests.  My original vision was to use  typical small canvas bags from the craft store but Dollar Tree made this a hugely affordable and perfect LEGO project with their green craft bags  if you are doing another project, they are available in a variety of other colors as well.) At 3 for $1.00, I couldn’t pass these up. Dollar Tree also had the clear contact paper roll I would use for my stencil, again for only a dollar!

Items needed:

  • Contact paper……………………$1.00
  • Craft bags………………………..$1.00 (for 3!)
  • Yellow acrylic craft paint(whatever color you like)…..$.67
  • Brushes………………$1.00
  • exacto knife/scissors…………………….free
  • Scrap cardboard or wax paper to place inside bags so paint doesn’t go through…….free

I found this LEGO mini-figure template online and cut it out to trace onto my contact paper. Lego head template

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I traced it several times onto my contact paper to make enough stencils for each bag. You could probably reuse the stencils but I wanted them all done before the kids got home from school so they would be a surprise for the birthday boy too.

I used an exact-o knife to cut out my stencils but scissors would work too.

I used an exact-o knife to cut out my stencils but scissors would work too.

 

Just apply stencils to craft bags and get ready to paint.

Just apply stencils to craft bags and get ready to paint.

Make sure to press down well around the outline where you are going to paint. This will ensure clean lines.  Don’t forget to place your cardboard into each bag before you begin painting or the paint with go through the fabric. As an after though wax paper from the kitchen would probably even work better.  When they are all done, allow the paint to dry and then remove the insert of wax paper or cardboard.  They are ready to fill with party favor thank-yous. We used a few kinds of lego candies and each party guest received their own small bag of Legos to take home. This would be another area where the building blocks from Dollar Tree would help make this a super budget friendly party find!

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LEGO Birthday Week- LEGO invitations

Welcome to LEGO Week! We like big birthdays around here and this year our youngest asked for a Lego themed Birthday party.  I aim to please, so I quickly headed to Pinterest to scout out some of the finest Lego Party ideas around. Pretty soon I felt a little tap.tap. tap. on my shoulder…….but Mom….Can we just go to Legoland with my friends for my birthday party?

You see, this is where most parents could/would/probably should breathe a deep sigh of relief, make a phone call and shell out the cash for a worry free, no fail, great time had by all kinda party. Not me. I like the nostalgia of a good at- home party. Tons of  friends & family gathered round the kitchen table, homemade party hats, and corny birthday games. For whatever reason, I like that kinda thing. But I like my kid more. Certainly there was something that could make us both happy. Legoland must be included since that was the object of the birthday boys request but surely I could add some DIY touches as well. ( I think  DIY is my love-language. lol) Anyway…..In this LEGO Week blog series we will supply some creative LEGO party tips and later on this week get  full review on Legoland Discovery Center!!!

The first part of any great party is the invitations, so we will start there. I will often just order invites online vis Etsy or create photo ones on several of the online photo printing sites. Since we would need a good headcount for the party reservation, I needed to get our invites out asap. Pinterest was my go to on this one .  There were a ton of great ones  out there but we finally settled on using the template idea below from makoodle.com.

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The Lego invite template was perfect, completely editable for our party( & free!!!). I just enlarged it to 5×7, filled in our party information, printed on photo paper to give it a glossy look and asked our sweet teacher to send home with the boys in their weekly parent folder.  While I just adored the Legos & clear pillow boxes with labels, we decided not to do those since it could be a distraction at school.**Tip: if you decide to include the Legos in the invitations Dollar Tree has “building blocks” that are great quality for something like this. I think they were 38 pieces for $1!!!

Lego Birthday Invitation Printable Downloads

 

Tomorrow’s post will include our Canvas Lego Thank You Bags!