These cute Altoids tin Lego kits are perfect mini travel kits to keep kids busy in the car or on a plane. Or, make up a bunch for birthday party favors.
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Altoids tin Lego kits
Save your mint tins! There are so many ways to upcycle your empty Altoids tins, these cute, metal boxes are worth saving. You can easily turn one into a LEGO play kit for kids, a great road trip gift idea or birthday party favor. Personalize each tin with your kid’s favorite Lego sets.
you will need:
- Altoids tin
- Acrylic craft paint (optional)
- Paint brush (optional)
- Hot glue gun
- Plate LEGO pieces for the top
- Small LEGO pieces to package in the tin
Wash your Altoids tin and let it dry completely. If you like, paint the edges of the top of the tin to cover the red design. You may also leave the tin as is. You may need two to three coats of paint. Let dry completely.
Hot glue the plate (the single layer) LEGO pieces to create the base on the top. You will need pieces that total 10 notches across and 6 notches wide to fit the plate centered on the tin. Or,to cover the top of the tin completely, you’ll need pieces that total 11 notches across and 7 notches wide. I recommend the former combination, as the edges fit full on the tin and the configuration is easier to attain with different pieces.
Let the hot glue dry well. Package Lego pieces in the tin, and gift to kids!
I love these cute and easy Altoids tin Lego kits so much, I kind of want to make a few for myself. They are awesome little kits to keep kids busy in the car or on airplane rides. If you’re making them as birthday party favors, have the kids help make and design each tin!
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