As I mentioned in my previous post, I am on a DIY roll with making different kinds of PVC stands for my classroom and this DIY sand table stand worked great!

DIY sand table stand

I decided that I wanted my DIY sand table stand to sit inside the sand table so I measured and cut the PVC pipe accordingly and put it together. It fit perfectly which made me very happy!  I did not want to have to go back to cutting the PVC pipes again. This is one reason why drawing up a little blueprint and then measuring out your parts is a good idea. I tend to want to just start chopping away and things but for PVC pipes, I actually gotta use a real plan.

I cut off the end of water bottles, poked holes, and added string to string up the bottles on my DIY sand table stand…

The children spent the week filling, pouring, and exploring the sand bottles in any way that interest them the most. I was amazed at how much the children loved the repeated process of filling and pouring in and out of the containers. However, I recently tried filling the containers and it is kind of relaxing to do!

As a side note, old salt containers make the best pouring and filling tools for the sand table. My students absolutely love them and I make sure to collect about ten empty salt boxes a year for my sand table. They are best used when the sand is super dry so it pours well, like salt. If your sand has water added, the salt boxes will definitely not work for you.

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