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Translucent Building Blocks for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
February 8, 2015

Translucent Plastic Building Blocks for Kids

This post contains affiliate links.Today I’m going to write about some translucent building blocks for kids.

They are awesome!

You can buy these from Amazon or from Discount School Supply, depending on where you like to shop.

These small-ish blocks are made out of translucent colored plastic and they look beautiful with light shining through them. Which means they are lovely to play with on a light table, in a sunny spot, in a window, and even on a mirror!

Fiona building with the translucent building blocks

The kids and their friends have been building and creating like crazy with these and I thought I’d share some photos and let them speak for themselves.

Translucent Building Blocks for Kids – Ideas and Inspiration

Translucent Building Blocks for Kids

So, if you get some of these blocks for yourself your kids, give a few of these ideas a try:

  • Building
  • Stacking
  • Sorting by color or shape or color sequence (ie rainbow)
  • Color mixing (um, layering)

Translucent Building Blocks on the Light Table

Translucent Building Blocks in the Window

  • Along a windowsill

Translucent Light Blocks on the Window

  • On the window itself (with sticky contact paper)
  • Around a lamp

Translucent Building Blocks on the Mirror

Translucent Building Blocks by Discount School Supply

A few pros and cons we’ve discovered about these building blocks for kids.


  • Beautiful and colorful
  • Translucent
  • Lightweight
  • So many different ways to use them
  • A great storage/carry box


  • They topple fairly easily (if the table is jostled, for example)
  • One broke when we dropped it. The top popped off. But it popped right back on easily.
  • Because of the one that broke, we wonder if these might be a choking hazard for small children who still put things in their mouths. Something to keep in mind if you have little ones.
  • The price is $54 for a box of 100, which seems a tad steep but maybe that’s just me. (And we have really been loving them. There are so many ways to use them!)

Translucent Building Blocks on the Windowsill

All in all, we love the blocks and recommend them highly.

Where to Buy These Building Blocks

You can buy transparent light and color blocks on Amazon if you want to play with them yourself with your kids.

You can also buy them here from Discount School Supply.

Translucent Building Blocks for Kids

How about you? What are your favorite building blocks for kids? Will you share in the comments below?

Translucent Plastic Blocks in the Window

I can’t stop sharing photos of these!

Maia's building block camera

So fun!

Okay. Must. Stop. Now.

But hey! Only two more. So you can pin it for later if you want to…

A review of new translucent building blocks for kids that can be used in a wide variety of ways for play and learning. Colorful, lightweight, and plastic.  A review of new translucent building blocks for kids that can be used in a wide variety of ways for play and learning. Colorful, lightweight, and plastic.

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