#1
So my flatmate and I are looking to build a ball pit in our room (we have a corner, maybe 5.5-6 m^2) and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to go about this.

-Would building a small, wooden divider be best? Or stapling/setting up a net/screen thing?
-Do you guys have suggestions on where to buy bulk ball pit balls for really low prices?
-How many will we need (I'm thinking maybe 1.5-2 feet deep or so)?
-Any other ideas what we might use the corner for?

Thanks for all the help
#2
A wooden frame would work best, and then use some type of netting inside to keep the balls in.

http://www.hayneedle.com/outdoor/play-equipment/bounce-houses_ballpitballs1.cfm?ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=ENO002-1&source=channel_intelligence_gbase&afsrc=1

I thought ball pit balls would be cheaper, too, cause they're only plastic, but what do I know?
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#7
Beside my first reaction ('He's gonna do WHAT?!'), this sounds like an awesome idea.
Wish I had the room for a ball pit
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#12
a net for adults? you'd probably tear it down by accident. I say go with wood and some sort of padding on the interior. 24m^3 in volume, if the average ball has a diameter of 10 cm, you'd need 700-800 balls.
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a net for adults? you'd probably tear it down by accident. I say go with wood and some sort of padding on the interior. 24m^3 in volume, if the average ball has a diameter of 10 cm, you'd need 700-800 balls.

You need spaces between the balls and you'll need a gap between the ball line and the top of the enclosure.
#14
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You need spaces between the balls and you'll need a gap between the ball line and the top of the enclosure.

most balls are 5 cm to 8 cm, so it's an underestimate.
#15
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most balls are 5 cm to 8 cm, so it's an underestimate.

But those can be quite expensive which is why I recommended the foam dodgeballs which are closer to ten cm (won't be a problem, that's to scale anyway).
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But those can be quite expensive which is why I recommended the foam dodgeballs which are closer to ten cm (won't be a problem, that's to scale anyway).

more like 500-600 in that case. they can just fill up what they need and keep a bag of extras.
#19
http://www.playpenballs.com/

500 balls per case, two cases, 214 bucks. Not even that expensive, tbh.

EDIT: They cost even less.
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#20
The better question is: why do you even want a ball pit?
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#21
It seems sheer awesome to me, to be honest.
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Why wouldn't you want a ball pit?
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Anyway, I wish I had a ball pit. I tried making a tube maze once, but all my friends would come over, drink, get lost, and piss in the tunnels. It ended up being more of a liability.