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We want to build ds some kind of outdoor water structure that has funnels, buckets, and tubes that he can pour water thru... does that make sense to anyone?<br><br>
I was wondering if anyone has ideas on building it or links to pictures of ones that others have built. TIA!
 

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Do you mean something like a water table? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:
 

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Ohhh! Sounds like fun! Maybe use some of that plastic piping (oh wait is that PVC?, maybe not!) Some water wheels, a bucket pendulum thing, so when it gets full enough it tips over? Some strainers and sieves, (collander?)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ohhh! Sounds like fun! Maybe use some of that plastic piping (oh wait is that PVC?, maybe not!) Some water wheels, a bucket pendulum thing, so when it gets full enough it tips over? Some strainers and sieves, (collander?)</div>
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My first thought was PVC. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><br>
I wonder what other options there are other than plastic. There's always terracotta or the like. If you could find a big, shallow flower pot without a drainage hole, that might hold water and be sturdy enough for a little one to hold onto, without it tipping.
 

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You could just fill a large tub (like for dishes) with water and set it atop a small table. I would just give the kids measuring cups, funnels, a watering can, collander, etc loose so they can use them as open ended toys and not worry about building something.<br><br>
If you want a decorative permanent structure that will function more as a fountain than toy you could build a bear scarer <a href="http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/attictrunk_1948_38569549" target="_blank">http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c..._1948_38569549</a>
 
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