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Kids love ball pits. There’s just something about submerging in a sea of colorful plastic spheres that makes children want to spend all afternoon swimming in the stuff. But what’s a parent to do, besides spend every day at a (germ-ridden!) crowded indoor playground?

One handy dad decided to bring the balls home. He built his daughter her very own Playplace-worthy ball pit, complete with 2,500 little plastic balls (purchased on eBay for about $220) for her sphere-swimming enjoyment. Then, he posted the project online so now you, too, can make your living room a kid’s dream come true. All you need is PVC pipe connectors (available at Home Depot), black mesh netting, four pool noodles and about 100 zip ties. Want to be the coolest mom or dad on the block? Click below for the step-by-step instructions.

FYI: Apparently, a lot of parents want to bring the balls home. His project has already been viewed nearly 600,000 times in the three days since it was posted.

Would you build this ball pit for your kids? Tell us why or why not in the comments below.