Create a fun Lego money holder for gifting cash for birthdays, graduation, and Christmas. It is amazingly simple.
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We’re celebrating a birthday week here. My first and third sons have birthdays, transforming them into FishBoys17 and 12. It’s pretty remarkable. How did I get here?
Earlier this week we visited with two sets of friends, in part to observe FishBoy12′s birthday, but also because the moms and kids all love each other and we like an excuse to get together. The birthday boy was gifted some very fun and thoughtful Lego presents.
Make a Lego Money Holder
I wanted to share with you my friend Sharon’s really clever way to gift money. It’s not my idea, but with her permission, I’m documenting it here. It’s a great way to gift Lego without choosing the wrong thing.
You know how frustrating it can be for a kid to get a duplicate of a Lego set he already has. And in my mind, it’s practically impossible for parents, at least non-Lego-geek parents to keep track of who has what set. A money gift is a great idea. And this one combines the best of both worlds!
Sharon has been doing this for years, since her grown nephews were little ones; I think it’s brilliant.
Build a box out of lego.
Make sure the hollow of the box is big enough for a wad of money.
Roll up a bunch of one dollar bills and fit them in the slot. You could make your box any size really. If you made it wide enough you could fit a roll of quarters or an assortment of coins. It doesn’t have to be a lot of cash! Keep that in mind.
Add a cool minifig on top.
The birthday boy minifig pictured here is no longer available, but there is no shortage of cool Lego figurines. You can easily find one that fits your friend’s interests.
And there you have it! It’s a fun way to package a money gift that shows you took some time and effort. That, my friends, is the best of both worlds.