Frugal Living: Make Your Own Sandbox
This is a great guest post from Mindy at Mommies with Cents.
My parents bought my children a little water table a few years ago and it has been a hit ever since. I have always wanted to get them a sandbox, but they can be so expensive- not to mention they don’t always have tops on them, so water and creatures can constantly invade the sandbox! My husband and I decided to make my children a sandbox using very few tools.
First, we purchased a type of Rubbermaid tote that had a lid and wheels. Then, we filled sand into the box that we purchased from Lowe’s. Lastly, we added some $1 toys and voila! The sandbox cost us a little over $20 when all done. The best part is that it has a lid. We can take the sandbox to grandparent houses or wherever we need.
The only drawback is that it is right on the ground, so we have to prop it on a table in order for the kids to not have to bend over constantly. The do-it-yourself sandbox is a great addition in our home! My kids absolutely love to go outside and play with the sandbox. What a great economical tool!
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