Hi Friends! Today I have a fellow Mama, Olivia from DIY Mother, here to walk you through a really cool, 10 minute, DIY!
My 5-month-old is already a little girl on the go. Every time I put her on her back, she flips over to her tummy and starts trying to crawl. I’m convinced that she wants to be able to play with her rambunctious older sister, but she might actually be trying to figure out how to get away from her.
So, before she starts to take off and head for the electrical sockets, I wanted to make her a cute gym since I had to throw away the old one. I figured I could probably do a DIY version, since she probably won’t use it for very long. And I can always turn it into toddler beach chairs later on!
Putting together PVC is a lot like building a puzzle. In fact, while I was picking out the pieces, I thought I could probably come up with a fun game for my toddler using it. Plus, it’s super cheap! The whole gym only cost about 10 bucks and only took 10 minutes.
I made it pretty tall, because Yaya (her nickname given to her by her sister) will be sitting up on her own
very soon. But I might cut it down shorter if I feel like it later on. I think PVC is my favorite DIY material
to date. I’ll definitely be coming up with more kid-friendly projects as the summer goes on.
Four 2-foot pieces of ½ inch PVC pipe
Four pieces of ½ inch PVC pipe
One 4-way cross
4 slip caps
Spray paint (optional)
1. Use the 4-way cross and squeeze the shorter pipes into the openings. It should fit snugly, but if it doesn’t, use some masking or painter’s tape to cover the ends.
2. Place the elbows on the ends of the PVC pipe you just put in the cross. Make sure they’re nice and tight, because these will be the pipes supporting the weight of the gym.
Then place the end caps on the bottoms of the long pipes and VOILA! You’re done! I spray painted mine white, because I don’t like the look of the barcodes and loud red text.
I think it’s a hit!
Or is it? She doesn’t look too thrilled, does she?
So cute! Easy DIYs are definitely my jam. If anyone decides to give this project a try, let me know! I’d love to see how it turns out! Thank you, Olivia!