Our Vet clinic has become such a fun play area for the kids. I found these amazing x-rays online. The company we purchased them from is Roylco. They have so many great science tools and activities for kid play there. I made the x-ray station out of an ikea best shelf.
The Besta shelf was perfect for our x-ray viewing activity. The slots for the back piece were exactly the same width as the opaque plastic I used for viewing the x-rays. Instead of inserting their white back panel. I just inserted this opaque sheet. I placed a lamp behind with a low watt bulb.
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11/21/2014 02:18:18 pm
I love your puppy dog kennel and x-ray station! Do you mind sharing what size your opaque plastic was for the x-ray station and where you got it? Also, where did you get that cool scale?
Hi Kara. Thank you. The x-ray station also converts into a light box activity. The company I used for the opaque plastic was Delvies Plastics Inc.. I measured the back pice of the best unit to determine the size. It's that light MDF piece that slips into the slots. Mine was a tight fit so order just a hair smaller- literally a hair. Like half a notch on a ruler. The scale is really fun. It's actually 2 pieces I put together. The first piece is a galvanized steel scoop. Here's the link on Amazon http://amzn.com/B0030O3MVM. The second piece is a Hanging Spring Kitchen Dial Scale http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001NNXCLW/ref=cm_sw_su_dp. I spray painted it red but think you can buy it in other colors.
8/22/2015 02:04:10 am
what type of light did you use? We are in love with this and headed to ikea today to make!!!
8/24/2015 12:19:26 am
The most important thing is to use an led bulb. They generate the least amount of heat. I've seen a flat cord one at Walmart for $12. The led bulbs are built into it. I used bond tape to adhere it. Don't get the battery operated lights. The quality of light is poor and the battery life is short.
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