Wednesday, August 2, 2017

PVC Pipe Water Table

I've been making some great progress on the nursery this week and I can't wait to share some really cool nursery projects with you.  Tonight I was going to hang 2 curtain rods and install a hook in the ceiling to hang the floral and lace mobile that I made over the crib.  It turns out that I need an 1/8 inch drill bit for both projects and I broke that bit awhile ago so instead I will write a blog post.

I love making gifts and it has been fun making some large gifts for my little girl.  You may remember this teepee from her 1st birthday:
This year I tackled a slightly less complicated project and made her a water table.  There are lots of tutorials out there for this project so I won't give you one now but I will give you that links to the tutorials that helped me the most.  This tutorial from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls and this tutorial from Moms Without Answers  gave specific dimensions for their tables and this tutorial from My Life With the Littles gave a lot of great advice on building the table with a suggestion for a PVC pipe cutter that I ended up buying for my project as well.
The biggest thing that all of the tutorials suggested that I didn't follow was using PVC glue.  I would of used it but my 10 foot pipes were left over from a summer theater production and were partially painted so they fit very snug in all of the fittings.  That is why you can see a little bit of bowing in my pipes but trust me it is very sturdy.
It was a big hit at her birthday party.  I put collapsible measuring cups, a collapsible colander, foam letters made for the bath and bath crayons in the water for the kids to play with.  I plan on putting different sensory things in it each time she plays with it.

Later a toy truck also joined the water party.  When we played with a few days later, Lyla thought it would be fun to use her toy shovel to scoop water out and dump it on me.  Fun times ha ha!

My next post will most likely be on a nursery project but I just can't resist giving you a little sneak peak of some of the things I have been working on!

The theme this time around is floral and lace and I love how it is coming together so far!

1 comment:

  1. What a brilliant idea and I am so glad I saw the website at the right time! Now that it is summer, children need outdoor sports that keep them busy and they don't get irritated with heat, I guess this is just the table they need.Thanks.


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