Translucent Building Blocks in the Window
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Translucent Building Blocks for Kids


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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    February 8, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I have always been intrigued by these blocks and their bright colors but wondered how sturdy they are. I’m afraid my kids would get too frustrated with them falling over easily.

    Our favorite blocks are chunks cut from branches of varying sizes. The kids play with them almost daily. We have a set for inside and a set for the backyard.

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      Jean Van't Hul
      February 8, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Cool! Did you make the branch blocks yourself? I keep meaning to do that (Or ask my husband to do it, more likely) but haven’t yet.

      How old are your kids?

      Mine haven’t gotten frustrated with these color blocks toppling and really they’ve mostly only toppled with two 4 and 5 year olds were working together on a less-than-sturdy table.

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        February 9, 2015 at 2:07 am

        we did it together with my kids. it took us almost all summer as we worked slowly (kids are 2 and 5), and they loved it. later we even coloured the pieces. but unfortunatelly children almost do not play with these any more. as i say, they loved the process but not the outcome :-) anyway, i do recommend doing it, doing it with children involved, you will have fun time.

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        February 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm

        Yes, we have made them ourselves. We just use hardwood branches from our yard (sycamore, oak, maple, walnut) and my husband cuts them into pieces. Sometimes, they require a little bit of sanding. But that’s it, no further treatment of any kind.

        My kids are 2.5 and 5 and they never get bored with them because the possibilities are endless. I also use them in my classes and moms always comment how cool they are.

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    Child and Play
    February 8, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Beautiful idea! You are always very creative and I love sharing your posts! Good luck with your new book! Lot’s of love from Sweden!

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    February 9, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Oh I want these just for the photo ops ;)

    And- my son is reading over my shoulder and was amazed by your light ‘table.’ I guess I know what we will be trying tomorrow!

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    February 14, 2015 at 9:28 am

    We have–and love–the Tegu magnetic blocks. My 4 year old loves them, and my 1 year old just discovered them (as it turns out, they make great baby toys), but whenever we have families over for dinner, it’s inevitably the parents that sit around snapping them together, pulling them apart, and stacking them in towers. In fact, I learned about them after visiting with a friend and finding myself obsessively playing with the blocks :) They are pricey, but we encouraged grandparents to pitch in and help us build a set for our daughters.

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    December 4, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Could you let us know from where we could buy them

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