We converted our train table into a light table a while back. Since then we have added many different elements to the table. This is great for people who do not have a lot of space. There are so many options with just one table. The best part is… the table only cost $40.00 on Craiglist! You can customize it to your own children. Here are some of the things we created…
For DIY instructions on how to convert a train table to light table click HERE.
For DIY instructions on how to make a Geoboard click HERE
We cut 2 pieces of peg board the size of the train table boards. We purchased Light Brite pegs on ebay. I think they were around 5 or 6 dollars. Just lay the panels on top of the light table and you have yourself a DIY Light Brite! The pegs fit perfectly.
WHITE BOARD/DRY ERASE
You can use the white plexi glass top to the light table to draw and paint on. Here it is with the light on.
White board with the lights off.
We painted one side of our train table boards with blackboard paint. Blackboard paint can be purchased at Home Depot. We used two coats.
WHITE WORK SURFACE
Lastly, we painted the other side of the train boards white. We use this surface for everyday play… playmobil, building, legos, etc. I also glued two pieces of Lego base plates to one end for lego play… which you can see below.
I used 2, 15 x 15 base plates… they also sell them in other sizes and colors.
These are just a few options but the possibilities are endless.