We have a two years old daughter, and she loves to draw. We found it hard not just to clean up the pieces of paper after her, but also to keep her involved in drawing without getting frustrated every time the paper slips away, or the crayons fall off the table. Children's tables can run up to $500 and more, so I decided to make my own table under $50, using mostly ready made objects.This table creates a fun environment for my daughter to draw, write and play! It's a great addition to any kid's room or play area.
Materials I used:
One Ikea Lack table ($7.00)
One 24" x 24"x1/2" sheet of plexi glass ($9.99)
One roll of 3M double sided tape (1" wide) ($6.99)
Two 3/8" wood dowels from Michel's ($0.59ea)
One roll of banner paper 30" X 52' from Michael's ($2.99)
Crafting glue(any brand)
Two plastic 3/8" knobs
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For this project I decided to go with the Lack table that Ikea sells for only $7.00 It's cheep and durable, but you can apply this method to almost any table. I chose plexi glass because it doesn't draw the child's attention to it, but you can use a variety of materials. The job of the plexi glass is to keep the paper from moving on the surface of the table and to keep the crayons from rolling off.
Prior to starting this project please use proper safety gear!
First I measured the top of my table: 21 5/8" x 21 5/8".
Then I measured the distance in between the legs of the table: 17.5"