Where did the summer go? Pretty soon we’ll be swapping out our lazy summer days, for hectic school mornings.  With the first day of school looming in the near distance, parents everywhere are heading out to gather back-to-school supplies. While checking items off of the school supply list, don’t forget to grab a few discounted items to have some fun with your kids! Grab some extra glue and make some Gak or a pencil box and make this fun LEGO Travel Box.  I’ll show you how!

LEGO Travel Box

LEGO Travel Box

My boys are obsessed with LEGO, to the point that they would play with them anywhere and at anytime. I saw that pencil boxes were a steal at this week so I grabbed a couple to make LEGO travel boxes. We spend a lot of time on the road and I know these will come in very handy!

How to make a LEGO Travel Box

Materials needed: 

LEGO travel box supplies
  • Plastic Pencil Box
  • E6000 Glue
  • LEGO base plates or larger pieces
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Old Toothbrush
  1. Find a few smaller thin LEGO plates or a larger LEGO base plate that you can cut. Arrange them into a larger rectangle that fits inside your pencil box. I found some green and blue LEGO pieces to create water and land.
  2. Wipe the inside and outside of your pencil box with rubbing alcohol. Use an old, clean toothbrush to get into the crevices to remove any dirt, debris and finger prints. Set aside to dry completely.
  3. Use an old, clean toothbrush to clean the flat Lego pieces with rubbing alcohol. Removing all dust and debris as well as finger prints. Set aside to dry completely.
    LEGO travel box
  4. Place your Lego pieces onto the flat interior surface of the pencil box. I placed mine onto the bottom of the box, because the top had beveled areas and didn’t allow all of the pieces to lay flat.
  5. Gently pick up one LEGO piece and add a generous amount of E6000 glue to the bottom. Gently press it into the bottom of the pencil box. Repeat until you have the bottom covered. Let set to dry overnight.
    How to Make a LEGO Travel Box
  6. Add additional LEGO pieces to build and close the box to carry and travel.

Your kids will love having this LEGO travel box to entertain them in the car or any other time they need to sit quietly while you are out.


I hope you take some time to enjoy the days you have left and have some fun with your kiddos. Hope they love their LEGO travel boxes!  

Do you have a unique use for school supplies? Share in the comments! I’d love to hear all about it.