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How to Make Your Own DIY LEGO Instruction Book

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.

Making DIY printable LEGO instructions make really good STEM projects showing step by step sequencing and the ability to reproduce a LEGO project which is perfect at home or in the classroom.

Let’s make our own lego instruction books!

Lego Building Instruction Book

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

Directions to Make Your Own Lego Instruction Cards 

Step 1

Have your child build a variety of creations using Legos that are different sizes and shapes.

Small LEGO builds on white background ready to be photographed for step 2 of the DIY LEGO Instruction Book for Kids - Kids Activities Blog
Set your LEGO creations on a white background to be photographed.

Step 2

Take a close up picture of each Lego creation on a plain white background.

lego building instructions printed out on a printer - step 3 of making your own LEGO instruction booklet from Kids Activities Blog
Print out the instructions on paper so you can create a LEGO Instruction Booklet.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

  1. Cut the pages to the size you want (Ours were about 6×8 when we cut them down).
  2. 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).
  3. 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.

Active Time
30 minutes

Total Time
30 minutes


Estimated Cost
Less than $5


  • LEGO bricks
  • Card Stock
  • (Optional) Binder Rings


  • Camera
  • Printer
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • (Optional) Laminating Sheets


  1. Create a simple LEGO build.
  2. Photograph it on a white background like a poster board.
  3. Print off the picture on card stock.
  4. Repeat for other simple builds or separate the steps of a more complicated build with individual images.
  5. (Optional) Laminate pages.
  6. Punch holes in the booklet and use binder rings to keep attached.


How did your DIY LEGO instruction book turn out?

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