Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sandbox Without Sand in the Pants

When my other kids were small we had the traditional sand box and you know what that would always lead to; sand in the pants, on your couch, on your carpet, floors EVERYWHERE.
I just didn't want to go that route with our youngest this time so I came up with what I think is my best mom idea to date and there aren't many. Took the weathered old wheel barrow at perfect toddler height and poured on bag of play sand in. Waa-Laa! It is perfect. She plays and no sand in the clothes so no sand to grind into my wood floors.

You can move it around into the shade or under cover if it rains. She has had the best time with it for two years now.

The wheel barrow is super steady too so it won't tip over. I just throw a cover on it at night if I remember so the kitties don't use it. Thankfully they have never discovered it.

Linking to:
The Thrifty Home
Raising Homemakers
Whatever Goes Wed.
We are That Family
Trendy Treehouse


Michelle said...

Love movable sandboxes!! We too got rid of our giant super deluxe sandbox, when all 3 kids would hop in and then dump it in on their heads and each other and pretty much do everything BUT play in it!

Here is what I came up with:

Holly said...

What a great idea! She is so darn precious!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Great idea and cute kids used to love the sandbox!!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Why didn't i think of that? Love that idea. Just wondering if my son would dump it on his head anyway. lol

DebbyMc said...

FanTAStic idea! Now, if I EVER get any grandbabies, I hope I remember it! =-)

Bonnie said...

Pretty darn smart, and she looks like she is having a blast!

All That Glitters said...

This is adorable!

SoSoBella said...

what a great idea!!!!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

haha, great idea, and i LOVE the title of this post :)