Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Sand Table

In my son's kindergarten classroom, they have a little sand table. One day all my boys were in there playing with it. They all loved it, so I decided that I wanted to make one for my boys.

It's not the prettiest thing in the world, but it works great for them!

This is how I made it:
1) I took an end table. I found this one at a garage sale for $3. Then I took a long plastic container. I actually had this one under my bed holding two scrapbooks and a frame.

2) I drilled a hole in the container and the table.

3) I then used long bolts, washers and nuts to secure the container onto the table.

4) I filled it with colored sand (we got ours at Walmart) and toys.

And just like that, the boys can play for hours!

When they're done, we can put the lid on it and put it away

The table only cost me about $5, too bad the toys and sand cost more :). It really only took 10 minutes to make. Totally worth it for the countless hours of play!


Summer said...

What a great idea! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Thursday!


DerrK said...

My kids love to play in the sand. This is even better because they can't sit in it. Thank you!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Love this! And the fact that you made it out of stuff that you had and was cheap instead of having to go buy a bunch of new stuff to build it!

shopannies said...

love this idea and I think I will be making one for my grandchildren for sure come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

laxsupermom said...

Such a great idea! I love how you made it with stuff you had on hand. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing this at our party today! :) Heather

Ashley said...

how fun!!!!!

Stacy Clayburn said...

I was just thinking yesterday that I wanted to make a sand table for the kids this summer. (just wanted something cheap to get the job done) This is perfect! Thanks for sharing... now to scout out a thrift table. I found your wonderful blog at Somewhat Simple, and would love if you'd check out mine too. www.mykidsdinner.blogspot.com I'm just getting my feet wet in this amazing blogging world. ;)

Lori @ Beneath the Rowan Tree said...

You are so clever! I bet they will be busy all summer long!
I would love if you would share this at our weekly Playdate at http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-and-improved-playdate-link-party.html

Come & Play :: Playdate

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Such a great idea! I love the colored sand too:)

The DIY Show Off said...

What fun! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade, Kaysi! I'm including a link back in tomorrow's highlights! ;)

Crystal said...

So fun! Thanks so much for linking up!