With the weather being so cold out there we’ve spent much of our time indoors. And with four children, that means I’ve had to come up with a variety of age appropriate things to do in order to keep them busy from breakfast until bedtime.
Since I have a limited entertainment budget and I don’t want my children to spend all of their free time in front of the TV or on their various gadgets; I’ve become creative with fun ideas for our indoor activities.
Our most recent indoor activity was an easy DIY craft where I repurposed my shower and bath gel dispenser into a LEGO liquid hand soap dispenser.
Each of my children love LEGO bricks and were very eager to help me with this simple DIY craft.
My bath gel dispenser had two stickers — one in the front and one in the back. I peeled both off and rinsed off most of the residue with soap using the gentle side of a sponge.
Goo Gone is sold in stores to remove stickers, tape, crayon and gum but I didn’t have any. My way worked out well.
I then asked my children to part with some LEGO bricks. I was pretty clear that they would not get the LEGO bricks back to build things with them. They each brought me two blue or white bricks with my youngest insisting on also adding a green brick. Oh three year olds!
Once I figured out how to get the LEGO bricks into the top of the dispenser — use an unsharpened pencil to help push the brick through the top of the dispenser if you have a pretty narrow dispenser top to work with like I did — I started filling it with clear, unscented liquid hand soap from my local drug store.
I alternated adding liquid hand soap with putting LEGO bricks in the soap dispenser and then used the soap pump “straw” to mix the LEGO bricks around a bit so they weren’t all together in the hand soap dispenser. The bubbles disappeared after a few hours.
This was a really easy craft for my kids to do together. And it kept their attention the entire process! I think the best part about this activity is they comment about their creation every time they wash their hands!