The problem is, the top of the train table gets dirty and dusty, and so do all the legos. It doesn't help that my sons like to sit ON the train table in the midst of the legos. Then sand from their pants pockets, dirt, whatever gets all over the table.
Anyway, I'd like to be able to wash the legos periodically. I was thinking I could put them in a mesh bag and then do it in the tub? Does anyone have a better method? Please share!
I am probably not very crunchy about it, but I soak mine in a very dilute bleach solution once in a blue moon (after kids have been sick etc) in the sink- a big pot of boiling water poured over them with a tablespoon or so of bleach gets them clean every time. I toss all the hard/plastic things in this way.
I work in a daycare and we are required to use bleach solution or some equivalent to clean our toys and this is basically how we do it too. But not boiling water- just really hot from the tap.
I use one of the little baskets designed for baby bottles to keep them contained, I think the small lego pieces would fall through the holes though.
As kids we used to get given the baby bath tub of soapy water and the box of lego. Once we'd finished building boats the lego got spread on a sheet to dry out. Great fun and clean lego. Though we did learn you can't make great boats from lego, the water gets between the bricks and they sink
Frugal, food growing mama to my four loves
Never. And most of them are from when my brothers were kids. Those are some old Lego's! Occasionally we clean out the dust at the bottom of the bucket.
Michelle , 20+ years with a wonderful DH
Mama to two boys, 12 and 10
I have never seen dusty Legos before, and I have them everywhere, LOL.
I have tons and tons of Legos as my oldest, a boy, is 16 and all my other boys have really been in to them so we have years and years of Lego gift receiving.
Since when things get touched, the dust comes off, I think if the Legos were getting dusty sitting there, I would put them in a rubbermaid container and store them until they kids become more interested. Then it would make dusting the table easier.
My aunt owned a laundromat when I was a kid and we just put plastic toys (from the kids play area) in a mesh bag and ran them through the washers.