DIY Repurposed Can Lego Head

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Have you seen those cute LEGO head storage jars at the store?  Every time I’m at the store and see those LEGO storage jars, I wish my kiddos were young enough to have one.  Recently, I emptied a square yellow container of corn starch and as I was walking to the recycling bin, it hit me,  Hey!, I could make my own DIY repurposed can LEGO Head storage jar for free!

Yellow storage can with blue lid and smiling face with colorful LEGO blocks on white table with title text reading DIY Lego Head

DIY Repurposed Can LEGO Head Storage Container

Not only was this cutie free, but it only took about 10 minutes to make.  It’s also simple enough and fun enough for your kiddo to make.
yellow cornstarch can, red and black marker, scissors, hole punch and sheet of white labels on table

You’ll need a square yellow container, (I used an empty cornstarch jar), a black Sharpie, a red Sharpie, some white labels, a hole punch and scissors.

I spent some time looking up LEGO face expressions to find 4 that I could draw.  If you have a bunch of LEGO people around the house, just find 4 with expressions you like.

Yellow storage can with first step of smiling face drawn on

Don’t over think it, just draw a the face with the black Sharpie.

Yellow storage can with smiling face on white table

With the red Sharpie, draw a tongue.  Punch the white eyes out of the label with a hole punch and add them to the black eyes you drew.  Use the scissors to cut teeth (a simple rectangle) from the label and add it to the mouth.

Yellow storage can with angry face on white table

I also drew an angry face,

Yellow storage can with angry face on white table

a Grrr face, 

Yellow storage can with winking face on white table

and a winking face.

 Don’t worry if you’re not an artist (I can’t draw a stick figure).  You can practice drawing the faces on paper first. But they really are simple to draw. 

This DIY LEGO Head storage container looks just as good as the Lego Head Storage Container one you can buy. 

More gift ideas for the under 13 set

Yellow storage can with smiling face and LEGO blocks on table in front with title text reading DIY Lego Head

Just think off how cute your LEGO storage will be with this DIY Repurposed Can Lego Head!

And for the older Lego fans you can store your super cool LEGO figures. 

Yellow storage can with angry face and LEGO figures on table in front with title text reading DIY Upcycled Can Lego Head

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30 Comments

  1. I LOVE these! My family is obsessed with legos. I will definitely be making this! Thanks for sharing on the link party!

  2. Oh my gosh! This is so cute. I love all of the different faces that you made. I know that there are a ton of kids that would love this! I wish I had a little one to make it for!

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  4. Ahah, such a cute upcycle!
    I don’t have kids but if I did I would be on the haunt for a similar “can” to repurpose šŸ˜€

    1. I have found myself looking at the shapes of cans before I buy food at the store now. (doesn’t that make me a little bonkers?)

  5. This is adorable – and one that’s just our speed! I love how the different Lego expressions can become part of their imaginative play, like in the last photo. Awesome idea!

  6. Well that is just pure genius. I’m thinking my little man and I have a craft project for this weekend. If I step on just one more lego…

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  8. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this idea! My son just move into the “little Lego” stage this Christmas and those containers are crazy expensive.

    So glad we ended up on the same SITS team!

  9. I think this would be great for a take-along LEGO jar for trips to Grandma’s house. I think I have a can of cornstarch in my pantry…

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  11. I came across this post awhile back and knew I had to make one of these. My son had a birthday (9th) on Wednesday and received a load of Legos for gifts. I happened to have an empty cornstarch container I had been saving for this project so I whipped it out and made him one. He loved it and used it that night to hold extra parts while he was making up the different items from the huge set he received.

    1. Melissa, I’m so glad that your son liked the Lego Head storage jar you made. I’d love to see a photo of it (or link it up at my Inspire Us Thursday link party!)

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  14. Hi, I love this idea but my question will this idea be good to hold forks, spoons, and small knives inside the container?

    1. It would work if you leave the top off of the container. There are other taller square containers that are taller if that’s what you’re looking for. The one that comes to mind holds dishwasher tabs and come from wholesale stores.

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