Welcome to another Tot School Tuesday with See Vanessa Craft and Mine for the Making. We dedicate our Tuesdays to sharing all things kid-friendly!
Today I am so excited to share a DIY project my husband and I worked on together…a Sensory Table! My daughter has had so much fun with her sensory bin that I wanted to build her a table for it. So my husband and I designed a tabled using wood we already had (including some pallet wood) and a few other pieces from Home Depot.
I bought a plastic tub (with a lid) from Target and we based our measurements off that. First we built a crate/box for the bin to sit in. Then we built a shelf and attached it to the crate using the “legs” of the table. DONE. Of course there was cutting, sanding, drilling and such in there but you get the gist. The project took about 4 hours max to design, cut, sand, build and run to Home Depot for a bit more wood. Because this table will be getting a lot of sun/water, I do need to seal it to protect it. I haven’t decided if I want to paint it a fun color or just seal it with clear and leave it the pretty shade of “wood.” What do you think?
And it has been played with a TON…I’m talking like 30-60 minutes of straight PLAY. Right now we are using it as a water table. But later on we can switch it out for a rice, lima beans, “snow” and so much more.
I found the blue bins at Dollar Tree and filled them with cups, measuring cups, funnels, spoons, bowls, a squirt bottle, and a scrubby brush. She’s taken her play dishes outside and washed them. She’s also used it as her Barbies’ swimming pool. I tell you what…probably one of our favorite DIY projects to date.
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