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DIY Learning Tower with IKEA BEKVÄM Step Stool

I used to get up every morning and make breakfast with my toddler hanging on my legs, begging to be picked up.

No more, ever since we hacked an IKEA BEKVÄM step stool to make a DIY learning tower for her.

Now, my toddler can reach the kitchen counter and cook alongside us.

DIY Learning Tower IKEA BEKVÄM Step Stool

Materials:

DIY Learning Tower instructions

First, we removed the top off the stool and attached four posts to it.

DIY Learning Tower IKEA BEKVÄM Step Stool

And then we added the six side panels (see photos) and a dowel in the back to prevent her from falling out.

DIY Learning Tower IKEA BEKVÄM Step Stool

The whole thing took us only an hour or so!

We got all the wood cut by a worker at a home improvement store, so that helped.

DIY Learning Tower IKEA BEKVÄM Step Stool

Last but not least, we gave it a coat of yellow spray paint and then it was ready to be used by an active toddler!

DIY Learning Tower IKEA BEKVÄM Step Stool

DIY Learning Tower IKEA BEKVÄM Step Stool

I can’t take credit for this idea, though. I first saw it at here and got the measurements for the Learning Tower IKEA Step Stool hack here.

We plan to make another one for our second girl, who’s still a baby but will become a toddler soon. This is our favorite IKEA hack to date, because it’ll help us teach our girls the love of cooking starting at a young age!

More photos and instructions of the DIY learning tower, including measurements, can be found at my blog.

~ by Elisa




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