Sensory Boards – DIY Pictures
Just look at these adorable sensory boards Pinterest users have made for their children – so creative!
If you follow us on Pinterest, you probably know we have an entire Pinterest board full of Sensory Board and Busy Board Ideas.
Our favorite thing is when a Pinterest follower chooses the “tried it” option and shares their picture of the busy board they made based off the ideas we’ve shared.
I gotta tell ya – so many folks on Pinterest are SO crafty and creative!
I’m really impressed with the busy boards they’ve made for their toddlers in the pictures below.
While I share where to find the items they added to their child’s busy board, what’s really cool is that you can make these busy boards with random things you have around the house or find at yard sales, etc.
That’s called “upcycling” when you resuse old “junk” items for other projects.
We have a really cool post full of upcycled home decor projects you can try here (and there’s a REALLY cool upcycled busy board on that page too!)
But in those post, we’re going to take a look at the creative busy boards these parents have made for their children, so let’s get started!
(note: we have a big post FULL of busy board ideas here – it’s one of THE most popular posts from the Involvery Community
Let’s take a look at how their DIY busy boards turned out.
Pinterest follower, Kristina Marie, made this busy board for her one-year-old daughter.
Isn’t it adorable?
Kristina said this about the busy board they made:
“Made mine a little more colorful. Painted the board white and then painted color blocks using painters tape. I knew the paint would get destroyed from toddler use, so I sealed it in with mod podge. For the attachments I used: a push light, latch lock, door stopper, house numbers, bell, door knocker. For the touch/feel materials, I picked up some free samples of carpet/turf from Home Depot. The doors are painted wood flooring samples and I attached hinges and drawer knobs for the handles. Underneath the doors are a mirror and several assorted stickers/shapes. Used stencils to paint her name at the top.”
Here are some things she used on the busy board above:
Great job, Kristina!
Pinterest user, Will, made a really cute busy board for his son:
Will says this:
“Nailed it. Funny side note; the part he plays with the most is the numerals. He just sits there and points to them.”
Yep, Will, you totally nailed it! Great job!
Now this next DIY busy board, is stinkin’ cute!
Pinterest user, Amber, had her husband make this busy board as a first birthday gift for their son.
It’s shaped like Noah’s Ark!
I think this last one just might be our favorite – it’s a BUSY busy board with lots of fun things to do – which is a GOOD thing because it’s a busy board for TWINS! Jessica did a great job with it!
Heck, *I* want to play with it!
I think it turned out great!
I had a heck of a time finding that toy phone that she added to her busy board, but I didn’t give up.
After a LONG search I found that toy phone on this site here – I just love it!
There sure is a lot to do on that busy board – here are a few things she used:
I LOVE this toy phone she added to her busy board!She used a cute xylophone toy like thisand a small baking sheet like thisand then used these magnetic numbersShe also used a weekly pill bottle like thisThe microfiber mop refills are smart for sensory and COLORcolorful zippers are a fun touch tooand yep, doorbell buttons tooThese small mirrors are also a fun touch that all toddlers love
Great job, everyone!
Y’all sure are crafty!
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Here are some more busy board / sensory board DIY ideas: