LOOK: A Momma Shares How to Make a 1,000 Peso DIY Playpen for Kids

Carren Castillo, a mother to a six-month old baby boy, found a pretty incredible, but most importantly affordable, way to provide a big playpen for her little boy. How? By making one herself.

Yup, a DIY playpen. And not just any playpen. One that’s large enough to fit her and her husband in to play with their kid. The best part? It only cost her 1,000 pesos.

The post went viral on Facebook, and as of writing, Carren’s post now has 6k reactions, over 26k shares, and 19k comments! Obviously, many other parents like Carren are happy about this DIY hack, too.

DIY playpen

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This is the step-by-step instructions Carren wrote in her post:

Hello mommas! I just want to share something very helpful and economical. 6 months old si Ravee, my husband and I decided to make a playpen/play yard for him na kasya din kami. We also have a small playpen but ang dali niya lang mag sawa because very limited lang ang space. And mahal po yung play yard sa malls so out na talaga siya sa budget. And kasi bf momma ako, pwde akong pumasok sa loob ng playpen tapos dun sya i-feed. ☺ helpful talaga ito especially sa mga walang yayey pwde mo lng sya iwan sa loob with his toys and enjoy na siya. ????

Here are the things that you’ll need for this:
– PVC pipes
– cable ties
– net/tool and
– foam/mat

For only P1,000.00 naka gawa na kami ng ganito. Affordable siya compared sa playpen sa mall na 3k to 8k. And super big siya kaya kasya buong pamilya. O davah? So try na! ????❤


1. You’ll need at least 2 to 10 pvc pipes (depende sa desired size) and i-cut mo sya based sa desired measurement na gusto mo.
2. I-kabit mo sya sa connector and put on a glue using pvc glue para maging matibay sya.
3. Net/tool. Ang ginawa ko, tinahi ko muna yung edges para di madaling matas-tas/mabinat.
4. I-kabit ang net/tool sa pvc pipe using cable ties.
5. Lagyan ng foam/rubber mat ang loob and ipasok si baby! ????

And you’re done! ❤❤❤

Here is Carren’s post on Facebook:

Mama Carren is right. This is economical!

What do you think of this idea? Share your thoughts in the comments, and let us know if you do try it out! 🙂