I love good DIY projects. But what I love more are easy DIY projects especially ones that get our boys involved. When our boys turned 3 and 4, they started getting into legos and becoming little master builders, especially my eldest son. He has become so fond of legos and building. So, of course, I went on Pinterest and started looking for lego ideas. One of the best DIYs I found was putting together a lego table. It makes sense. If your children love to build, they need a place to build on. This makes playtime fun and convenient, and the mess is somewhat contained.
We opt for using a smaller table we found at IKEA instead of a larger one to save on space. Like all IKEA furniture, assembly is required, but it’s pretty easy. It’s compact and can be stored away if needed. And because it’s light, you can move it around to any spot in your home. This DIY Lego table is easy to build and inexpensive and comes with two chairs. It’s been an enormous success in lego building. However, Lego tables can get pricey, so if you’re looking for an alternative spot where your kiddos can build, this DIY lego table is the perfect route.
I didn’t think they would use it as much as they have, but I’m glad they’ve loved it. Our boys are now 7 and 9, and they still use it. I’ve since given the chairs away and bought these cute little cushions from Amazon. I know this will only last a year or two, but they’ve gotten a lot of use out of it. The boys have built cities, parks, and streetways, taken them down, and rebuilt them. They’ve learned to work together and use their imagination which is great for their growing brains!
- IKEA LATT table (there are larger tables you can go with)
- base plates (I bought these at the dollar store and cut them to fit the table, but you can find base plates at Walmart, Target, or any craft store).
- Gorilla glue (you can also use E6000)
- Rail hooks and jars for storage (This is optional and, to be honest, not necessary. My boys used them more for handing their tools than for storage).
-build the IKEA table.
-clean the top of the table and ensure it’s clean.
-Fit the baseplates onto the table before gluing them, in case you have to cut them. I used scissors to cut the plates.
-Put glue on the bottom of the baseplates and place them on the table. After gluing the baseplates, add some heavy items to ensure the adhesive adheres to the table. For example, I used coffee books and left them on for about 30 minutes.
-Add a hook rail with a drill to the side of the table (optional).
-Start Building and Creating! Enjoy!
I hope you decide to make this DIY lego table. Trust me; if your kiddos love legos and building, they will surely love this table!