Our son is enamored with his Magna-Doodle right now so he would probably flip if he saw this homemade Wooly Willy table. All his little friends would just be clamoring for playdates if we made one ourselves not to mention the draw it would be for cocktail party fun for adults.
This project is the brainchild of Instructables contributor Noah who used an Ikea table and shadowbox as his base. We don't see any reason why you couldn't use the rest of his instructions using another base (or just a shadowbox for that matter) or use another background face besides Mr. Willy (like your child's or their favorite character).
Find all the instructions at Instructables and be sure to read the comments for helpful suggestions like where to purchase iron fillings.