I've been wanting to create a water wall for quite some time and it wasn't until my husband said he could bring home some wood scraps from work that I finally had an inexpensive way to get it done. It's going to be an ongoing project as I collect the materials I need to add more waterways, but I thought I'd document the process just to show how easy it really is.
I used some funnels and tubes I found at the dollar store to make the first set of waterways. Just a few holes with a drill, some cable ties and voila!
My son wanted to dive in right away, so I had to think quickly about how I was going to collect the water at the bottom. I grabbed the tub from my sensory table and filled it up to get him started.
I had to place some blocks under the tubes, so they would stick out enough for the water to make it into the sensory tub; a problem I hope I can correct by adding some more bottles and containers as well as smaller catch buckets.
I leaned the whole thing up against our little climber/slide, so the kiddos could pour from the top, but he hasn't discovered that yet. I'll wait for that exciting day! Until then, though, he seems satisfied enough with the preliminary results.