A few days ago I shared a tutorial for making your own Water or Sand Table. Reader Stephanie emailed to let me know she had the same idea and recently created one for her own children! For hers, she visited her local Habitat for Humanity Restore and picked up a half-circle premade countertop and wood for the legs for just $13! Her hubby cut holes in it to fit two bins as shown for the sand and water.
Like you, I was not going to pay the outrageous retail price for one at the store so we went out and checked all of the second hand stores and we ended up at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, where they sell old building materials to help raise money to build new houses for those in need. We found a half circle countertop for $10 and an 8 foot 2×8″ piece of lumber for $3 – never used! My husband measured and cut the wood and made legs, then I had two bins I found at the dollar tree and he cut holes in the top to insert them. Viola! We have our water/sand table! And while we were shopping at the second hand stores I picked up some old utensils for the kiddos to play with for really cheap. They sell for around $0.25 ea. Just had to share with you how we made ours!! I have 1 and 3 year olds who play ALL day with it!!!
It looks like she has some colored sand or rice in one of her bins, which got me thinking this would be a great table for making sensory bins for your little ones as well.
Thanks so much Stephanie for sharing your DIY table with us I love to see reader projects so please keep them coming, folks! Right now the focus is on affordable summer fun, so snap a pic or two and send it to me at momsbyheart at gmail dot com so other moms can be inspired.
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