Introduction

Our boys love those building brick storage bins that you can get at big box retailers. We, however, do not love the price. Here's our version that cost less than $5 each and the kids can switch up the faces.

Building Block Storage Buckets

Building Block Storage Buckets

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Step 1

Spray paint the bucket(s) and let it dry.

Building Block Storage Buckets

Building Block Storage Buckets

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Step 2

We did a quick internet search to find easy to trace monster faces to print out. Lay the template on top of the non-paper side of contact paper and tape it down. Use a small utility knife to cut out the various pieces. Use a permanent marker to add in some details.

Building Block Storage Buckets

Building Block Storage Buckets

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Step 3

Glue a large building block onto the center of the lid.

Building Block Storage Buckets

Building Block Storage Buckets

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Step 4

Remove the backing from the contact paper and add to the bucket.

Building Block Storage Buckets

Building Block Storage Buckets

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Step 5

Dump all the kids' building blocks into the bucket.

Building Block Storage Buckets

Building Block Storage Buckets

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Step 6

When they get bored with the faces, they can easily swap them out with others.

Building Block Storage Buckets

Building Block Storage Buckets

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe