. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Hardware sensory board

January 21, 2015

Hardware sensory board

hardware sensory board

I know a sensory board is no new idea, but I thought I'd share the one that we made for Addilyn a few months ago.  I looked at a bunch of pictures on pinterest and just combined a few and really just added whatever we could find at Home Depot.  Unfortunately all those little hardware pieces are not super cheap, but it has provided lots of playtime for Addilyn so oh well, right?  

hardware sensory board

We bought a piece of plywood and I painted it.  Then Chris drilled in a ton of screws for all of the things we bought.  We have two lights, a few locks, a wheel, some circle hooks to hold a carabiner, links and a rope.  That pink circle was the case for running tape I had that Addilyn loved screwing the cap on and off.  She'll put Cheerios or monkeys in there and put the top on and off.  We screwed PVC pipe on there and she can drop stuff through it.  


It would entertain for a long time at the beginning, but sadly has lost some of it's interest now.  I think I'll put it in our garage for a few weeks and then bring it out again with hopes of her spending time playing with it again!

hardware sensory board

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12 comments:

Samantha Curtis said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this!!!! Paislee loses attention so quickly too.. Nolan's even worse! Lol

Sharlee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is awesome, but pretty costly I imagine. I'm going to be on the lookout for clearance type items that I could maybe make a board with.

Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hadn't see those yet. Very cool!

Erika said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great idea!

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What fun! I can't wait until Caleb is old enough for Nate to make him one of these!

Kimberly Haddock said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this idea! I'm going to get Blake to make something like this for Liam. Thanks for the inspiration!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is such a great idea! I think if you hide it for a while and bring it back out, she will love it again. We do that a lot with our kids' toys and when we bring them back out it's almost like Christmas day!

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have never seen anything like this! This is amazing. What fun for her to play with. I love it!

Lindsay Ropella said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow, what an awesome idea! I know sensory boards are old news, but this seems so unique!! You guys are so clever. :)

Tami said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The teacher in me is in love with this idea! I need this for the kindergarteners. I am going to try to make it myself. Thanks for the idea.

Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great idea!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This has been on our list forever!! This is awesome!! You are such a doer!