PLASTIC-FREE WATER TABLE IKEA HACK
THE EASIEST (ECO-FRIENDLY) SUMMER DIY EVER
June 4, 2019
The key to reducing waste is limiting your possessions to things that can be used more than once. So my mind was completely blown when a mama friend of mine showed me this amazing IKEA water table hack. I have never invested in a water table for my little because...plastic toy trash......NOPE. But this has seriously got to be the easiest and most elegant DIY I've ever seen, plus these two things can be disassembled and re-purposed into grown people things in literally 2 seconds. You LITERALLY only need two thumbs (if that) and $36.
HOW IT WORKS
get this Askholmen flower box from IKEA-- $30
get this Algot storage box from IKEA-- $6
IKEA has discontinued this bin :(
Here's what I have found that *might* work--the dimensions are roughly correct but I haven't tried it so not 100% sure it will work!
Click HERE to see it on the Container Store site.
BUT THE BEST PART?
MORE THAN JUST WATER
There are so many options for what you can put in this container, you can also turn your water table into a sensory experiences! Since the top is detachable you don't have to worry about messy stuff because you can just rinse it out. Can't do that with a store-bought table that's for sure!
Water beads are non-toxic and biodegradable, so you can just dump them in your garden when you're finished. FIND THEM HERE
Spare the real earthworms (our soil needs them!) and make some colorful imposters. Great for sensory play and slightly less squirmy. TUTORIAL HERE