Make a Busy Board for Growing Toddlers

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Since Instructables user  has a highly active toddler and pint-sized apartment, they decided to build their child a board with a variety of sensory and play activities. You can create one too with some basic supplies and wall space.

Step 1: Select Board Size

Measure the space on your wall where the board will be hung. Then cover a sized piece of plywood with 2″ wide vinyl tape. You can use supplies at home in the garage or visit a local hardware store.

Step 2: Go Nuts at the Hardware Store

You can buy things like sponges, brushes, Velcro, chains, castors, knobs, zipper, castor lube, or small wooden pieces. Lay everything out on the board and use 1/2″ and 5/8″ screws to attach everything to the board. Option to pre-drill holes to ensure the items attach properly. Hot glue also works well for attaching tubes.

Step 3: Mount to the Wall & then Playtime!

Mounted to the child’s height, he plays with all the items and loves it! The board includes a door he can lift, keys on a string, zipper with felt on each side and opens to green underneath. Be sure to keep small parts attached to something so that they do not become choking hazards. She also made sure not to use hardware that was exposed in other parts of the house.

The total cost for the project was $100 but can range drastically if you have some of these parts on hand already.


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