Build: kids play stand
Looking for the perfect diy gift for a young one this holiday season?
This is it.
A play stand you can build with plans from Ana White that is so multifunctional I can’t possibly list all the uses!
It’s week #4 of the handmade holiday series and Ana has come up with plans for the cutest play stand.
This diy play stand can be a market or grocery store:
The buntings are easy to change with velcro and can be made with my free patterns here:
Ana made the plans super easy, it’s a very quick build and sturdy too:
Don’t forget the post office:
The 1/4″ foamboard signs fit perfectly in the top slot, there’s room for 3 but you could probably fit a 4th in there too:
With 3 signs you can make 6 play stand options:
Or use the chalkboard sign and make up your own play stand, the possibilities are endless:
This play stand was inspired by Land of Nod’s What’s That Stand for Stand:
Our diy version of the play stand costs about $50 in lumber:
(And that’s something to smile about :))
How to build a kids play stand:
1. Use Ana’s plans and cut your lumber.
I added an additional 1×2 @ 24″ flush to top counter surface and inset 1 1/4″ from front:
(This will support the top edge of the 1/4″ plywood front.)
Follow Ana’s plans for the remainder of the build.
Paint the front portion with 2 coats black chalkboard paint:
2. To make the foamboard signs cut your pieces, trace an arch shape and cut:
3. Print out lettering to fit, I used Oil Can font at 300 point for most of the signs.
Center print out over foamboard and trace letters with ballpoint pen.
The pressure of the pen will leave a slight indent in the foamboard.
Paint on and inside the indent.
4. The felt puppets are handmade too:
I guarantee that little boy or girl on your list will get tons of use out of this play stand.
Check back every Friday for a new handmade hoildays gift build plan.