Mum transforms spare cupboard into incredible sensory room for her son for less than £50 – and there’s even a ball pit

A MUM has shared the incredible sensory room she made for her son – for less than £50.

Ivyanne Collinson transformed a spare built-in wardrobe into the creative space, where her eight-year-old even has his own ball pit.

Speaking to Fabulous, the mum explained her son has learning difficulties – and shop bought sensory rooms cost hundreds.

She said: "As soon as you put the word sensory in front of anything everything turns expensive so we decided to make absolutely everything from scratch all it was was a few lights a bit of paint some wood."

Ivyanne and her husband bought the raw materials from Dunelm and used sample paint pots from Wilko.

They scoured car boot sales and charity shops for bargains, as well putting scrapwood to good use.

The clever parents transformed the white cupboard using paint splodges and fairy lights.

Their lad can learn in the room thanks to times tables sums and a calculator, different locks for him to play with and an abacus.

The mum added: "To buy the actual sensory boards – you’re looking at around £120 each and that’s just for cheap ones. His is very basic but it’s what he needs.

"All the balls would've been about £40 but I picked mine up from the car boot or charity shop over the years and only ever paid £6 for them.

"All the curtain lights are £17 on Amazon but I paid £10 off a friend (for a) brand new pack unopened.

"We also put a little padding on which was £5 a metre, we only got two metres for the kickboard at the front so it was soft for him.

"The paint was £1.25 for tester pots from Wilko. My husband was very lucky to be gifted scrapwood from work for free which saved us a lot of money too."

Ivyanne posted pics of her hard work on the DIY on a Budget Facebook page, where it racked up hundreds of likes.

Commenting on the post, one woman wrote:"That is amazing! You ought to build this for other families…advertise!

Another raved: "This is great, you’ve done a fab job! Your an amazing mum".

And one inspired mum said: "This is a brilliant idea I’m doing my sons room as nowhere else big enough".

Others gushed: "I think it is fantastic", "wow that's so cool", "that is the best idea ever", "you have a great imagination" and "lucky boy. Well done."

A humble Ivyanne told Fabulous: "The reason I shared this is because I am the least artistic person you would ever meet.

"I just wanted to show people but if you put your mind to things you can make things that will benefit your children for next to nothing."

Yesterday, another mum showed off the incredible jungle room she created for her boys without spending a penny – using a KFC bucket for the bin.

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