It started with a post on Ikea Hackers.
After picking up my jaw over the prices of standing sensory tables I went on a hunt for a DIY version of a sensory table.
Okay. So this one isn’t as grand as the ones with the $200.00 price tags.
But when form runs you more than a week’s worth of groceries, function becomes more and more appealing.
The 24 year old and I made a trip to Ikea and picked up this Rast shelving.
It was kinda eerie how well my 24 year old knew her way around Ikea. All I could wonder was, “When does this store END?”
Can I get an Amen!
Because we will use this for water activities too, I wanted to put a protective coat on it. So we grabbed a can of Ikea’s lineseed oil stuff. A couple of coats thrown on after we got home. It smelled so bad that I to leave it out in the garage for almost a week to air out.
Next time I’d just grab a can of spray polyacrylic.
The beauty of Ikea is that you can assemble your own furniture with just this little thingie.
For the actual sensory tub I grabbed a Slugis container. Because these were on closeout at my Ikea I picked up two….just in case.
These are the PERFECT size.
A sensory table for $20.00. Well, and about .50 cents worth of a really stinky waterproof coating.
Okay. And tax.
And the gas money to drive to Ikea.
And the cost of the chocolate bars I wound up buying too. (Ikea has CHOCOLATE!) Have I mentioned I’ve been stressed out of my mind over this cath tomorrow?
But, you get my point.
I didn’t do any of the fancy painting that is shown over on Ikea Hackers. Cause I’ve been lazy like that lately.
And reeeeallly stressed.
Did I mention that Ikea has Chocolate?
So, what have you made lately to help your kid learn?