These lego gift boxes are really simple to make. I actually measured the exact dimensions of legos to get the template exactly right. You can print off a free template for either the large gift box, or the small one.
Large Lego Gift Box (8 Dots)
Small Lego Gift Box (4 Dots)
What you need:
1. Card Stock
3. Glue (I used Elmer's Dot Runner)
4. Craft Foam
5. Optional - a circle hole punch
What you do:
1. Print the template directly onto a piece of card stock.
2. Cut out the shape along the solid lines.
3. Fold and crease well along the dotted lines.
4. Put glue on the top half of the top flap (where the word glue is in this picture). I used Elmer's Dot Runner (for the first time) and I am hooked. It was so easy to use and was perfect for this kind of paper craft. I would definitely recommend it. Otherwise, I would recommend using double sided tape or possibly a glue stick or even a small dab with a hot glue gun. Regular Elmer's glue or tacky glue would take too long to dry for this project and could crinkle the paper.
5. Fold the top flap up and over the extra flap and secure.
6. Assemble the rest of the box (from here it should be very simple).
7. Now attach the circles to the top. I used thin craft foam and at first I used a paper punch. In the end, the paper punch was slightly too small for the foam and it kept getting stuck. So I ended out drawing circles on the foam (use the one included in the template) and cutting it out with precision scissors. I stacked two circles on top of each other for extra height. The next time I make some of these, I'm going to buy some of the very thick craft foam so I will only need one circle per spot.
8. I used the Elmer's Dot Runner also to attach the circles. The nice thing about that was that you can peel them off and move them a little bit if you need to.
There are so many fun uses for these boxes. They are a great way to wrap up a gift for a little boy or girl. My son is obsessed with the ones I made. It would also be a fun way to package a party favor, especially at a Lego Birthday Party. You could even fill the Lego boxes with a handful of actual Legos.
Here are the two templates:
1. Large Lego Gift Box (8 Dots)
2. Small Lego Gift Box (4 Dots)
I've also created a smaller building block gift box template that is for sale. These are especially easy to make because you can use a standard single hole punch and craft foam to make the dots. They would make a perfect container to give money in, or make a cute party favor filled with little candy. Download and print over and over again. Please do not share the template online.