Did you have LEGO® bricks when you were growing up? Or maybe your kids have LEGOs® strewn around your house right now? ? I just love their bright colors and creative potential.
My May color palette inspiration for you is Solar Yellow™, Cosmic Orange™, Re-entry Red™, Gamma Green™ and Blast-Off Blue™ from Astrobrights Papers.
Each month I share an original color palette using Astrobrights Papers who I’d like to thank for sponsoring these posts. All color palettes and opinions are mine. In the past I’ve been inspired by yellow tulips in Schnitzelburg and unexpected rainbows and Valentine heart cookies and lush green plants in Chicago’s Garfield Park Observatory and German nutcrackers and Midwestern fall leaves and sugar skulls and baseball games and vintage quilts and an ocean of violets in bloom and lemonade and wild berries and beach toys. NOTE: LEGO® is not affiliated with this post although I have worked with LEGO® in the past.
My four-year-old son, Liam, is a budding little engineer. He got his first set of “tiny LEGOs” when he was three-years-old and was instantly obsessed.
And ever since that first LEGO® suitcase, this kid has been constantly making LEGO® cars, boats, castles, firehouses, trains, spaceships and all kinds of vehicles and buildings with these bright-colored bricks. I like to take photos of his creations, and I use sheets of Astrobrights Papers as colorful backdrops. Check out his banana spaceship with flames on top and back…
…and this two-winged spaceship with rotating shields in front.
Liam’s 5th birthday party is in May and guess what he chose as his birthday theme??? ??
I’m using this month’s color palette inspiration to make LEGO®-inspired paper birthday party decorations including these super easy paper bricks. I’ll share a full step-by-step tutorial soon.
LEGO® bricks inspired May’s color palette with these Astrobrights Papers colors, from left to right below:
And these are just five of Astrobrights Papers 25 colors…
Astrobrights Papers is my favorite paper hands down. You can get your own pack of Astrobrights Papers here. Choose all 25 colors, or one of their many assortment packs, or a big pack of one color (includes affiliates):
See my past color palettes to help inspire your own:
- April: Yellow tulips in Schnitzelburg
- March: Unexpected rainbows
- February: Valentine heart cookies
- January: Turning over a new leaf
- December: German nutcrackers
- November: Fall leaf hunting in the city
- October: Dia de los Muertos and lost family members
- September: Cubs color palette — now World Series Champs after 108 years!!
- August: Summer-y color palette based on sandy beach toys
- July: Wild berry picking color palette of blues, reds and blacks
- June: Cheery school’s out summer palette of yellow and red
- May: An ocean of violets in bloom purple and green palette
- April: Spring color palette inspired by a Nashville quilt
Check back next month to see the next set of color palettes for more inspiration on how to Colorize™ throughout the year.
And be sure to tell me in the comments below: What will you make using the colors inspired by LEGO® bricks? ???
Thanks to Astrobrights Papers for sponsoring this post and sending me their beautiful colorful paper. I only share brands that I really love and use myself like on these paper Father’s Day tie bunting and napkin rings, how to make DIY paper Easter baskets, and paper heart bracelets for Valentine’s Day.