Baby Boy is obsessed with water. Every place we go to he will find that liquidy piece of heaven. Puddle at the park- check! Fountain outside restaurant- check! (and ugh gross) Costco air conditioning drainage- check! (so gross, and how did he find that???)
We don’t have our own backyard but from time to time I would let Baby Boy play on our patio. And since I didn’t want him destroying our plants, all I had to do was get a bucket of water and a cup. Insta-joy!
If you want to make a DIY water table using PVC from the hardware store, then this post is for you. Take a look at how to put together PVC with a simple wood frame and turn it into a water stand for a toddler.
How To Make a Water Play Stand with PVC
I scoured pinterest and google for some inspiration, and eventually settled on a design. We didn’t build a table, per se, but rather a bridge contraption that we can put over a multitude of containers.
Sourcing Scrap Wood
We’ve had some scrap wood lying around the house from other projects for well over a year, so I decided it was finally time to put them to use. (The round wood was from the pole we used to divide the guest room/ play room from the living room; and the regular pieces were from our sukkah).
PVC to Buy
The idea of the bridge design makes this a very simple DIY water play stand. You could use just about any pvc fitting you may have laying around. If you want to copy our design, the materials you need for a water play stand:
- 4- Elbow Fittings – L shaped pieces
- 1- Tee Fitting – T shaped piece
- 2- Couplings – the thick pieces at the top, so that they attach connect through the wood
- 1- PVC pipe and a saw to cut it
DIY Water Play Stand
The wood, as I said, was scrap, and the PVC pieces we bought for less than 10 bucks total. Is it the prettiest thing? Absolutely not! But, Baby Boy absolutely loves playing with it, and as he grows taller he’ll hopefully be able to experiment more and more with it.
Yes, there is an extra hole that I haven’t yet fitted with a contraption…still undecided on what to put there. This is right after we finished building it.
The patio was painted green but rainy season pretty much ruined it! Oh well! Water bridge with some of our bucket options.