(Goblin is 31 months)Sun Hats and Wellie Boots over a year ago about water construction I have been wanting to make Goblin a water structure. It took me a while to figure out the best way to do it. I didn't want to attach things to the fence like they had in the Sun Hats and Wellie Boots post because I thought that thumb tacks wouldn't be strong enough to stand up to Goblin and water onslaught, and if I had to use something more industrial I didn't want to make holes in our fence. So about a year ago I purchased a large sheet of MDF and some nuts and bolts. These then sat in our shed for an entire year with me procrastinating. Finally on the first sunny weekend of this month I decided to crack on with making the water structure. So I took the MDF out of the shed and leaned it up against the wall of the house ..... where it sat for another week. Then Hublet offered to drill some holes in it.
I hope that Goblin will not take from this experience that "woman cannot use drills" but simply that "Mummy cannot be trusted with drills" - hopefully he will also take that a caring partner helps their other half out of kindness.
After Hublet drilled many randomly placed holes in the board I painted a rainbow on it with lots of little tester pots. And placed bolts through each of the holes.
Here is a little tip if you are trying this at home. Start from the bottom up. I started from the top down and sometimes I needed to move one bottle so I could get my hand deep enough into the next to attach the nut and washer. Also don't make the board too much higher than your child because they need to pour water in from the top and if they need to climb more than one step it adds to the danger factor - especially where there is water making everything a bit slippery.
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