A lot happened in the past 6 months. Between birthdays, guests, home, kids, more road-trips, and plans for a big vacation, life moved very fast!
Today's post is about a construction table I built for my kids. Like all little children, my kids love playing with blocks. We did not have a table sturdy enough to let them play with it. I wanted to buy some pretty looking construction tables, however they are so expensive that I didn't have the heart to spend so much money on something that will eventually be scribbled on by my 2 year old. After spending hours trying to find the perfect solution, I stumbled upon this picture. This gave me an idea to use some of the stuff at home, buy a little more stuff and build our own construction table!
Things I used:
- IKEA Lack side table (already at hand)
- Duck tape in 5 different colors
- Brick building base plates - $21.95 from Amazon
What I did:
I placed the base plates on the table top. The table is a square table of sides measuring 21 5/8 inches. The base plates are squares of 10 inches each. So, all the 4 plates together fit quite well leaving about 1 5/8 inches on each edge. I stuck some green duck tape around the edges to make it all blend.
|Double Sided Tape for sticking the base plates|
Then, I stuck the base plates with double sided tape and put some weights all over them to make sure they stick well.
Next, I started covering the legs of the table with duck tape in different colors. one layer with each color.
|The Finished Product|
The end product looks something like a table top placed on 4 stacks of blocks. Pretty neat! My kids love playing blocks on it!
|The First Build on The table.|