LEGO Desk Organizer

Encouraging kids to make a LEGO desk organizer can help kids think about organization while playing. Kids Activities Blog thinks play and learning are perfect partners!

Lego desk organizer

Make a LEGO Desk Organizer

My son loves  this fun and bright pencil holder that we made using Lego bricks. It has certainly added some cheerful color to his desk space. He has been using it as a pencil holder and also to store his rulers, scissors and other stationery.

I can see him making lots more of these for his room. They will be a fun way for him to store all those little treasures that he likes to collect.

Lego pencil holder

It was fairly simple to make, especially since we were using random colors and not trying to create a pattern of matching colors.

For the very top of the pencil holder, wee added a layer of thin Lego tiles. This just seemed to tie everything together and made it look neat and finished.

The layer of tiles did seem to make the walls more structurally sound as well. In the photo above and below, you can see that we also added a square tile to each corner. This didn’t serve any structural purpose, we just liked how it looked with this little detail.

desk organizer made from lego

As you can see from the photo below, our pencil holder does not have a base. This works fine for us as we don’t really move it around on the desk.

If you did want to include a base however, you could attach the organizer to a Lego base board.

Pencil holder made from Lego

There are so many possibilities with this activity. Instead of using multiple colored bricks like we did, you could try creating patterns or stripes of alternating colors.

It might be fun to perch your favorite mini-figures atop each of the four corners, or even make a few holders of different sizes so that you have a whole set of organizers.

They will really make a fun and colorful addition to your desk or playroom!

Looking for even MORE LEGO ideas?  Check out how to make a LEGO table which is one of our favorite posts!


  1. I love this idea for so many reasons. It looks sensational, it’s a practical use for lego (better than storing it away it away in boxes) and it’s an authentic building/designing task.

  2. Cute idea! My boys have tons of legos. Next time they are looking for something to do I am going to suggest this.

  3. Such a great idea! I think my son would love this! He’s just starting to get interested in blocks.

  4. What a cute, fun & easy idea! I’ll have to Pin this for later…when we’re ready for Legos and organization. πŸ™‚

  5. I have so many legos in the house, this is perfect!!! Great way to find a better way to use them instead of all over the house, lol.
    I linked over from the Inspiration Board Creative Party where I am participating too and would love it if you’d stop by.
    Hugs, antonella πŸ™‚

  6. How funky are these.
    I think this would even suit our office, brighten it up a bit & I bet its a lot more stable than those circular ones you buy πŸ™‚

  7. Super cool! Perhaps I can get my daughter to build one for herself πŸ™‚ Thanks for an inspirational post and sharing with Afterschool!

  8. This is adorable! Unfortunately it would never last in our home- my 4 year old would tear it apart in 5 minutes to make Fin Fang Foom or a lair for Hulk or a boat or something like that, lol.
    Found you via TGIF.

  9. What a cute, fun and colourful idea! This would be a hit for fathers day at our house πŸ™‚

  10. What an easy and re-usable desk organiser – simple and brilliant!

  11. This is such a fun idea! Thanks so much for linking up at Block Party last week. I’m featuring this tomorrow in next weeks party. I can’t wait to see what else you have to share πŸ™‚

  12. That would make a fun challenge to set a child! And then handy to boot πŸ™‚

  13. What a fun and creative way to organize! My 6-year-old would love this idea, we should try this with his tons and tons of coloring materials. Thank you for sharing!

  14. This is a great idea to use up some old legos! I think it would be an amazing gift for a teacher. Thanks so much for sharing it at the Pinterest Project Party.

  15. My husband loves Legos and this would look great in his office! Pinning right now. Thanks for the awesome idea!

  16. What a fun idea!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =)

  17. How simple & clever is that! What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up on Made in a Day!

  18. What a great idea and simple to make too!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. πŸ™‚

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  19. Hi Ness and Holly – I just fell in love this as soon as I saw it! My son was a huge LEGO fan growing up and this almost brought happy tears of memories to me. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and I will be featuring this at tomorrow evening’s party. Hope you have a happy Friday and wonderful weekend!

  20. So cute! My lego-obsessed son would love this on his desk. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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