Have you ever stepped on a Lego in the middle of the night…barefoot? I have and I have to say, I was a little happy when my kids started outgrowing those little buggers. I mean, they really hurt! We recently started going through some things to downside our collection of junk and I found a few of those old Legos. After the initial shock of seeing those little harmless toys that can inflict so much pain on the soles of my feet, I started thinking about ways to turn those old toys into something fun for the house.
So, I started searching for ways to repurpose our old Legos. I found 17 totally cool DIY Lego crafts that you are going to love to make with your kids! If your little ones have outgrown their Legos, these DIY projects are going to be the perfect way to put those old toys to good use. And, if you don’t have a collection of Legos on hand to use for these projects, check your local thrift store. Ours has a huge bag of Legos for a dollar! While you’re looking at ways to repurpose those Legos, be sure that you also check out these 25 fun ways to repurpose old toys.
I must say, I have a love hate relationship with Legos. I hate stepping on them but I absolutely love these Lego repurposing ideas. These crafts are so much fun to make and to use and you can let the little ones help you with many of them. They won’t mind giving up their toys if they get to help you with the repurpose. Many of these make wonderful gifts, too so the kids could do their own Mother’s or Father’s Day gifts or make nice little gifts for the grandparents. Be sure that you also check out these 50 fun popsicle stick crafts to make with kids this summer.
1. Cute Boy’s Lego Belt Buckle
This DIY Lego belt buckle is so easy to make and your little man will adore wearing it. You only need a small handful of Legos to make this, along with a plain belt buckle and some craft foam. You could do so many different designs with this – make him his own super hero belt buckle or anything else that he wants.
2. DIY Lego Candy Dispenser
This DIY Lego candy dispenser is almost too much! It’s absolutely adorable and it works perfectly to dispense small candies like M&Ms and Skittles. Your little ones are going to love this and it’s a great way to get them excited about not eating all of their candy at once. They are surely going to want to save enough to put inside their Lego candy dispenser.
3. Simple DIY Lego Toothbrush Holder
I love the idea of using Legos to make a kids’ bathroom unique. You can make a lovely toothbrush holder from Legos and even create your own soap dish and any number of other bathroom décor items. Just stack the Legos until you get them the right height and create a tall box from them to hold toothbrushes. Your kids will love brushing their teeth when they get their toothbrush from a Lego toothbrush holder!
4. Adorable DIY Lego Earrings
How cute is this idea? It’s earrings made out of Legos! What a simple yet fun project! You can use those old Legos to create an adorable pair – or multiple pairs – of earrings. You could make a pair of Lego earrings in every single color and even use different sizes of Legos to make each pair a bit unique. If you love DIY jewelry, these DIY Lego earrings are an absolute must.
5. Amazing Lego Kitchen
If you want something really fun and quirky, why not repurpose those Legos into an amazing new kitchen counter? You could also do this for a bathroom counter. This kitchen in particular uses more than 20,000 Legos and it really is outstanding. You can do this yourself by just putting the Legos together and then spraying with a finishing coat to keep them shiny.
6. Fun DIY Lego USB Flash Drive
If your little ones need a USB flash drive for school, why not customize theirs with Legos? This DIY Lego USB flash drive only takes a couple of minutes to make and it’s so much fun for kids to use. You just need a couple of Legos and a flash drive to make this one, along with a few tools. You could do these in multiple colors so that your little ones always know which one is theirs. They make wonderful gifts, too.
7. Easy DIY Lego Friendship Bracelets
A handful of Legos and some embroidery floss are all you need to make these adorable DIY Lego friendship bracelets. These would be wonderful party gifts for an upcoming birthday party. You could even let your partygoers make them. You just have to drill the holes and then the kids can put their bracelets together. They’re fun to make and to wear!
8. DIY Lego Hanging Key Holder
I love this idea of turning old Legos into a functional hanging key holder. Not only do you get something on the wall to keep your keys organized, you get a cute little keychain for your keys. You make this by adding a key ring to different Legos. When you need to store your keys, you just click the Legos together! How fun is that? And, you can make it as bit or as small as you need to hold any number of different keys.
9. Lego Character Key Chain
If you’ve been around Legos at all lately, you have likely seen those cute little characters. Legos come in all sorts of themes from pirates to Star Wars and just about everything in between. You can turn those characters into fun key chains by simply adding the key ring. These are so cute and so perfect for gifts. You just build the character and then add the keyring…or take a look at the ones on Etsy for just over $7 each.
10. Awesome DIY Lego Lamp
Turn an ordinary lamp into a work of art when you add a lampshade that you make from Legos. This would be great for a teenager’s room or the family room. And, you can make the shade whatever size you need by just adding or subtracting Legos. This is such a fun way to repurpose Legos and get yourself an awesome new lampshade at the same time. This is a great DIY lamp idea.
11. Cute And Colorful DIY Lego Tape Dispenser
How adorable is this tape dispenser that is made out of Legos? This would be awesome for your kids’ desk – or yours! You just have to build your Legos around your tape – you don’t even need to add a sharp cutter. Legos will do the trick quite nicely, so this is a much safer tape dispenser for little ones. Add some excitement to your desk and DIY yourself a colorful Lego tape dispenser!
12. Repurposed Lego Necklace
This little necklace is easy to make and fun to wear. You just choose various different sizes and even colors of Legos and turn them into this cute little Lego heart necklace. Your kids will love making necklaces for all of their friends and these do make wonderful gifts. You could also just take a look at the one that I found on Etsy. You can pick it up for less than $30 and it’s got a 24k gold plated chain.
13. DIY Lego Notebook Cover
Kids will love carrying this DIY Lego notebook cover and who knows – it may even get them to do their homework! This is a really simple way to repurpose Legos and it’s a really simple project, too. Once you add Legos to your notebooks, you can use those Legos to continue to customize your notebook however you want. This makes the entire thing so versatile and so much fun!
14. Personalized DIY Lego Picture Frames
Put those Legos to great use as gifts with these DIY Lego picture frames. Not only do the Legos make wonderfully colorful gifts, they make it so simple to personalize those gifts. You just have to decide what you want your picture frames to say. These would be great for DIY Father’s Day gifts or anytime you want to give a photo and you want to do it in a really special way.
15. Creative DIY Ping Pong Net
If you love ping pong but you just don’t happen to have a ping pong table, you can create one with your Legos. You just build a net out of Legos and then you can use any standard table to play your favorite back and forth ball and paddle game. This is such a creative way to repurpose those Legos and when you are finished playing your game, you can always put the Legos to a new use in another project.
16. DIY Lego Art Stamps
If you happen to have an overabundance of Legos or you have a few sets that your kids just don’t use anymore, you can turn them into the perfect stamps for your craft room. Kids will love using these Lego art stamps to make all sorts of crafts and they make the most unique look. You can do Lego stamps on craft foam – this is a craft project that your kids are going to adore.
17. Repurposed Lego Thumbtacks
Add some creativity to your craft room with these repurposed Lego thumbtacks. You can do these with those tiny Legos or use larger ones if you want. Just make sure that you use plenty of glue to keep the larger ones intact. These are super easy to make and really do add some color to your bulletin or pegboards. Make them yourself in just a few minutes or take a look at the ones that I found on Etsy for just $5.50 for a set of four in two different colors.