Are you looking to spruce up your learning spaces? Put away your wallet and pull out your hammer! Below you will find some creative DIY ideas shared by some of our readers.
This fun marble maze was created by community member, Jen Hinton of Stepping Stones Pre-K Academy. She attached Noise making-whistling tubes to wire cube shelving panels.
DIY Drying Rack
Using the same type of wire panels, and zip ties, Jen made this DIY Drying rack. It would also make a great rack for puzzles, or a place to store the kiddos paperwork to send home.
To add some extra pizazz to her shelving, Jen added duct tape to her shelves. She used different colored duct tape to organize her learning spaces
(for example: Yellow=Science).
Outdoor Music Space
This clever outdoor music station was built by community member, Laura Hick of SweetPea Dayhome. Laura was able to find xylophones and chimes from thrift stores. She purchased the pipes from the plumbing section at the hardware store. To get the pipes to sit in the hole she glued a connector piece to each one. To "play" the tubes- Laura cut out a rubber "mallet" from a garden kneeling pad.
This outdoor kitchen was built by commuity member Teresa Becker, of Heartprints Daycare. You can see more of her outdoor space here. Her pallet kitchen is a young chef's dream. Although Teresa is lucky enough to have a working sink-many of the objects shown can be found as yard sales or thrift stores.
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