You can create your own customized LEGO instruction book for LEGO brick builds that you design. Kids of all ages can follow these simple instructions to make their own LEGO manuals for their original LEGO creations.
These DIY printable LEGO instructions projects also make really good STEM projects showing step by step sequencing and the ability to reproduce a LEGO project.
If your kids enjoy making their own Lego creations, then they might have fun making their own Lego instruction book so that others can enjoy building those same creations.
It’s a great Do It Yourself project that can keep kids interested in several levels of LEGO building steps and encourage them to think about how they would explain it to others.
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Make a [Do It Yourself] Lego Instruction Book
Materials Needed for Lego Plan Book
- Legos (variety of sizes/shapes/colors)
- binder ring (or some pipe cleaner)
- hole punch
- (optional) laminating sheets
How to Make Your Own Lego Instruction Cards
Have your child build a variety of creations using Legos that are different sizes and shapes.
Take a close up picture of each Lego creation on a plain white background.
Print out each picture onto card stock or photo paper. My kids liked it best when I made them “life size”, but depending on how complex (or large) your LEGO build, you may opt for a smaller instruction step.
Repeat with a simple single project or create each building step of a more complicated LEGO build in this same process.
To Create Your Own LEGO Build Plan Book
- Cut the pages to the size you want (Ours were about 6×8 when we cut them down).
- Hole punch the corner of each page and link the pages together using a binder ring (or a pipe cleaner if you are like me and don’t have any rings anywhere in your house).
- Keep for yourself or give as a gift to a friend who might want to build the LEGO project you designed.
This Lego building activity is great for teaching kids about geometry and fostering problem solving skills. I always love it when I sneak learning into a fun activity!
What We Learned Creating this LEGO Instruction Book
My four year old and I came up with this quick LEGO activity one afternoon while my one year old was napping. It kept us busy, occupied, quiet and creating. You just need some Legos, your camera, and a few other odds and ends mentioned below.
My son was so anxious to get building that I didn’t laminate our pages first. I ended up printing new copies and laminating them. Next time, that will be one of my first steps once the LEGO instruction book is complete.
- LEGO bricks
- Card Stock
- (Optional) Binder Rings
- Hole Punch
- (Optional) Laminating Sheets
- Create a simple LEGO build.
- Photograph it on a white background like a poster board.
- Print off the picture on card stock.
- Repeat for other simple builds or separate the steps of a more complicated build with individual images.
- (Optional) Laminate pages.
- Punch holes in the booklet and use binder rings to keep attached.
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How did your DIY LEGO instruction book turn out?