Contributing Writer: Virginia Davidson
I have an obsession with kid and teaching supplies. I used to teach, so I guess it’s the leftovers of that. Anyway, I still get all of the magazines, and something similar to this came in one of them. I can’t say I invented it, but my hubby sure made if for $$$ cheaper than what was in the catalog! (We also don’t need to serve 12 kids!)
|the inspiration from Adventurous Child|
When you’re done with this all that you’ll need is your camera, a hose, towel and art supplies.
- Wolmanized lumber 2×4 (3~3′ and 2~6′)
- Deck Screws – stainless steel 8×2-1/2 – so they don’t rust
- Plexiglass ~ we used 1/8″ thick(go to your local glass shop to purchase) We used 26×37″ measure your own to find exact fit.
- Level/straight edge
- Table Saw or skill saw (circular saw)
- Mitre Box
- Drill (screwdriver)
2 - Lay out your pieces.
7 – 27.5″ down screw on the last 3′ piece with the groove facing up (this is what hold the plexiglass in place. (Again make sure that the bottom groove lines up with the side grooves – this is where the plexiglass will slide down and sit)
8 – Measure to find out exact measurement of glass.
- Use old fence posts.
- Put hooks on the side to hold shower caddies to hold your stuff!
- Make a base for it instead of putting it in the ground.
- Build a shelf on the bottom to hold items.
- Make cup holders in the bottom.
- Put an awning on it.
- You get the drift!
- Puppet show (take out plexiglass and velcro some fabric to the bottom)