Tired of hunting for your child’s lost LEGO Minifigure? Wish you have stepped on your last piece of LEGO? This LEGO Minifigure bed is your solution!
(A sincere “thank you” to Oriental Trading Company for sending me the craft supplies used to make these LEGO® Minifigure beds in return for my honest opinion. All the opinions in this post are 100% mine.)
“Mama! Where is my Batman?” – the words every mom fears to hear from their three year-old. I know how attached he is to his LEGO® Batman minifigure, so when Batman went AWOL it was a tragedy of epic proportions.
We searched high, well – only as high as a three year-old can reach. We searched low, on a side note, I REALLY need to clean under our couch.
Batman was nowhere to be found. I am not sure who mourned more, Jonah or I?!
Fast forward a week, our house is now well-stocked with LEGO® Batman minifigures. Between a couple “Buy It Now” eBay transactions and new LEGO® Batman sets, we are good for another few months – hopefully.
To celebrate Batman’s homecoming, I made him a
shrine bed – and Jonah could not have been happier!
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Supplies Needed To Make A LEGO® Minifigure Bed:
- Unfinished wood box from the Oriental Trading Company
- Acrylic craft paint (I used white)
- Washi tape
- Batman image printed on paper
- Modge Podge
- LEGO baseplate
- Paint brushes
- Scissors, sharp
- Felt glue
- Hot glue gun
Step by Step Instructions to Make a LEGO® Batman Minifigure Bed:
LEGO Minifigure Bed:
- Paint the outside surfaces of the box and let it dry completely.
- Apply washi tape as desired. (I covered one box in washi tape and another I just made a simple design – see above picture. Have fun with it.)
- Print your favorite (Batman) image off the internet.
- (Due to copyright laws, I cannot give you the image in this post. Go to Google, search Batman, click on “images” and find the one that you like. You may have to play around with the size to get the printed copy to fit properly on the lid of the box.)
- Paint the entire outside surface of the box with Modge Podge.
- Apply the Batman logo to the lid and paint the lid one more time with Modge Podge, making sure you cover the entire Batman image.
- It is OK to put on a thick coat of Modge Podge, go to town – have fun with it. It will (eventually) dry clear.
- Cut the LEGO baseplate with sharp scissors to fit inside the lid. I trimmed our baseplate to 8 studs x 8 studs.
- Attach the small baseplate to the inside of the lid with a hot glue gun.
- This baseplate will come in handy on roadtrips and while you are on the go – so the kids can use the bed as a play area.
LEGO MiniFigure Sleeping Bag:
- Cut a piece of felt twice the width of the inside of the box (5” x 5 1/2”).
- The inside dimension of our box is 2 3/4” x 2 3/4”.
- Fold the 5 1/2” side in half and stitch around the edges. Leave a small hole and stuff the inside with a small cotton ball. Finish stitching around the edge.
- Fold the felt so it creates a sleeping bag, with one side longer than the other. Stitch along the edge.
- Cut a Batman image/ heart in felt approximately 2 1/2” x 1 1/2”. I free-hand cut these images by folding the felt in half.
- Apply the Batman image/ heart on the front of the sleeping bag with felt glue. Apply pressure with a heavy book and allow to dry completely.
Now your little LEGO Minifigure has a home of his own and he will hopefully not run away – like ours have a tendency to do.
We have so much fun with LEGO® Minifigures in our house. I always have a few of them in my purse, for quick photos, so make sure to follow me on Instagram where we share their fun adventures.
These LEGO® Batman Oreos were a HUGE hit with the kids – and with good reason!
And then there’s of course the awesome Easter egg hunt, LEGO®-style!