Easiest, Homemade Sensory Table Even a Mom Can Make
We all know that sensory tables can be super pricey usually around $300 so I did some shopping and made my own for really cheap. I wanted something that I could put together myself. Feel like there are already a zillion projects to do on the weekend so didn’t want to add to the list. With this table, you can make it in about 30 minutes and so easy. No sawing or building involved and only paid around $36 for the entire thing.
What to purchase:
- IVAR table at Ikea – costs $19.99
- Industrial Strength Velcro – cost me about $5 for the pre-packaged kind. Can buy it at JoAnn Fabrics.
- Plastic storage containers – cost $5.99 a piece
I bought 2 because wanted them to have a water side and dry side.
Step 1 : Put the table together
I left the bottom shelf off so my daughter could play with the table in her walker. Otherwise may bump into it. To put the table together you actually just screw on the legs, so easy. Takes 10 min.
Step 2 : Add the velcro to the plastic container and also onto the table on atleast 3 sides.
I cut each strip into 3 pieces so I didn’t need to buy so much and worked great. The sticky side is super strong so will hold after 24 hours.
*if it doesn’t seem to stick very well after a few days, just add some Guerilla super glue (can buy at JoAnn Fabrics)
Step 3 : Add rice, water, whatever to your containers and your done!