Sunday, May 31, 2015

DIY Music Wall & Sensory Table

Last weekend, while at my friend Morgan's house for a barbecue, I was pleasantly surprised by this awesome music wall and sensory table she built for her daughter. Everything was so neatly put together and made completely from scrap pieces of wood, thrifty finds from the dollar store, other on sale finds, and a little weekend time. 

To make the music wall, which all the kids {big and little} loved, she nailed two painted, long wood planks to the fences. She hung different kitchen items, musical instruments, and wind chimes using twine to the planks of wood. Using different sticks and spoons, the kids were able to get creative, test new sounds and make sweet music.

To make the sensory table, Morgan cut two rectangles out of a rectangular piece of wood and attached 6 legs. She set in two plastic storage bins and filled one with water and the other with play yard sand. You can find some here. Using storage bins makes them easy to clean and easy to cover when not in use. And in my opinion, the best part about making a sensory table instead of buying one is that you can customize the size and shape of your table to meet your children's height needs.

Morgan's hubby also got creative and built a simple climbing area using thin wood planks, rope netting and outdoor fabric. Way easier than a traditional swing set and perfect for younger aged children. 

Overall, my kids were over the moon playing with sand but in it (thank you) and putting on a show for the adults with the music wall. Needless to say, that in the coming months, something like this will probably be popping up in my yard, too! 


32 comments:

  1. Wow! This is so cool. Your friend is really creative. This is the kind of thing that just about any little kid would think was super fun!

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  2. What a great idea! I love the pictures, they are so cute! Hope you get to create one too!

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  3. Aww such a great idea! Looks like everyone had a blast!

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  4. That is amazing! I think even I would have fun playing with that music wall. Thanks for sharing it on Merry Monday.

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  5. That's a great idea. Nice pictures! :)

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  6. This is so creative, really neat idea! That little red head is sooo cute!
    Have a great week Ashleigh!
    Valerie

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  7. Love this! What a great idea. I am going to have to steal this from you. Stopping by from Grow Your Blog group.

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  8. such a great idea! happy children! x

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  9. What a cool project! I love that is provides a spot for the kids without taking up a ton of the outdoor space. I bet your kids will love it!

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  10. This is so cool! It's a rainy day here so we might have to go to Goodwill and see what we can find! I want to make one soon!

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  11. Wow, LOVING THIS! I've never even thought to make a music/sensory table or station or wall...what have you. This not only looks easy but is also brilliant. Isn't it amazing what simple items create the most fun with toddlers/little ones? I'm definitely going to have to incorporate something like this into my backyard. Well done and THANKS for sharing! -Misty

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  12. Hi Ashleigh! Looks so fun!! And thank you for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :))

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  13. wow!!! My kids would totally love this! I need to make something like this! Thanks for sharing it with us at bloggers brags Pinterest party! Pinned!

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  15. I wish I had something like that at home, it would be so much fun for the kiddos :)

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  16. That looks so awesome! Will have to save this for when my son grows up a little bit!!

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  17. So creative!! Looks like lots of fun. Lucky kids :) <3

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  18. My boys would have loved this when they were younger. So fun!

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  19. I've seen something like this somewhere and my kids are bigger and they still totally like to make noise!

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  20. Fantastic ideas! Our science centre has a sensory wall quite similiar.

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  21. This is fantastic! I have been wanting to do something like this for a while now, and finally have a yard big enough :)

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  22. wow! What a great idea! I don't have children, but I would love to get creative and do DIY projects for my children in the future! :)

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  23. I love her creativity, she did a great job and the kids gotta love it!!
    Thanks for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girl..
    Have a great week!
    Karren
    xoxo

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  24. Oh wow! This is like a little one's dream come true! Thanks for all the ideas!

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  25. So creative for your little ones! My kids would love this idea!

    This is one of my two favorite posts for this week's Inspire Me Monday linkup. It will be featured on my blog next week at www.beingfibromom.com It has also been pinned to our group board, Inspire Me Monday, at www.Pinterest.com/beingfibromom See you on Monday!

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  26. Hi there, thanks for sharing at Friday Favorites! I really hope to see you at our next party! Hugs - Christine @ Must Love Home

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  27. loved the idea of the Music wall. I wish I were a kid and could have a whale of a time banging away at all the instruments and utensils. Will try this out :)

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  28. This looks like SO much fun! I totally want to make something like this for my boys!

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  29. What a great way to keep the little ones busy in the backyard. So creative!

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  30. This is the coolest sensory wall... I love it!!! My two year old would have a field day. Can't wait to show it to my hubby ;)

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  31. Such a brilliant idea! So great that the kids can experience with different sounds and things to touch and play with. So fantastic.

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  32. This is great! Once we are moved and no longer in an apartment I would love to do something like this for my girls!

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