Remember when a visit to McDonald’;s wasn’;t only for the (suspiciously) delicious food, but also for the fun of playing in the ball pit? If you don’;t, your kids definitely will. So, why not make this special time permanent in your home? We’;re talking about learning how to make a DIY ball pit. In order to make this project, you will need the following:
• a couple of 10 foot sections of 1 inch PVC pipes (from Home Depot);
• high pressure cargo netting;
• about 2300 small plastic balls (9 bags of 250 balls from Toys R Us);
• some scrap denim;
• (optional) ladder;
Cut the pipes into same length pieces, and use them afterwards to build a 4 by 4 by 2 feet frame. As for the netting, a 4 feet square piece for the base and then 4 pieces of 2 by 4 feet for the sides is all that you need. Attach the bottom to the sides and also to each other. Make 8 bits of 4 by 5.25 inches tabs from scrap denim. Put them through the PVC and fill the space with toy balls. Place a ladder so your little kids can get in easily. Let the tones of fun begin!