This Christmas we struggled with ideas on what to get Amelia as a gift. She was only 4 1/2 months old, so there wasn’t anything she needed or wanted. I came across this idea for a Sensory Board from someone else and searched them on Pinterest. I had no idea how popular they were! When you search for them, so many different types popped up! I was so excited to do this for Amelia. It was inexpensive and creative.
We purchased everything from Menards, besides a few items we purchased at Michaels. Here is what we used for our sensory board:
- You need a board – Ours is 2 feet by 2 feet. You can get much larger or smaller. We thought this would be the perfect size to pull out and store away when it is not being used.
- Spray paint – I decided to spray paint ours pink. There are a lot of people who just leave it the natural wood color also. It’s whatever YOU want to do!
- Chain door guard
- 3 inch spring door stop
- Switch & plate
- Red paracord bracelet
- 3 carabeeners, different colors
- 3 carpet samples
- Door chain
- Sash lift
- Spiky wood chain – Michaels
- Colored glass rocks – Michaels
- Super Glue
- Wood Glue
- Screws & Drill
- Wooden letters & numbers – Michaels
- Various paints for letters & numbers – Michaels
- Wooden square sample
Total at Michaels – $25.86
Total at Menards – $38.50
Total = $64.36
I love how this turned out. I also love that you can do anything to create it your own. Travis and I enjoyed creating this together too!
I love that you took on this project together. I’m hoping we can make one for our daughter with Downs Syndrome soon too! Thank you for the additional ideas!
Thanks Kristin! Make sure to share the photos of your sensory board. I love seeing all the creative ideas!