Wednesday, May 7, 2014

DIY Sand and Water Table

I haven't posted in a while because I've been a little under the weather.  My cold, combined with my knack for forgetting the camera everywhere we go has made for un undocumented week.  We have a few projects in the works right now and they're pretty big.  A new "double desk" for the boy's bedroom,  a new kitchen garden with three lovely garden boxes, a potting bench, and a new playroom space. These projects have all been started, and stopped, and started again, over the past three weeks.  I wish we were the family that could stick with something until it was finished, but it suits us to be a little haphazard, and Dean promises they'll all be done tomorrow......mostly.

Anyway, at the very bottom of our "to-do" list has sat, "build a sand and water table".  It's our lowest priority, but something I knew should have gone at the top so that she could stay busy while we worked.  So.....I decided to try my hand at rigging one up.  I guess the title of this post should really be "Ghetto DIY Sand and Water Table".  There will be a finished wooden one in the near future, but for now the Sterelite container on top of the Radio Flyer works great.  It's just the right height and does it's job just fine, even if it's not so easy on the eyes.

Sadie took to it right away.  She knows it's for her and is jealous and protective when the brothers want to play with it.  It's good to see her Easter toys getting some good use finally.  And, for the record, no nail guns were used in the building of this water table.  (Dean made me promise) 

1 comment:

  1. Starting the projects is the fun part, but eventually you get to the hard stuff, so it's more fun to just start another one, which is why we probably have 37 different projects that are so close to being finished. Our sand and water table came from Walmart for $16, and it's brightly colored plastic is much harder on the eyes than yours, but it was a step up from the pots and cups filled with water on the kitchen floor for Sol. It's already amazing and completely functional (which is where our projects usually make it to when we stop), so I'm sure the finished project will be spectacular.