Making an Indoor Sandbox
During the winter and on rainy days your child will enjoy playing in this indoor sandbox. This is a guide about making an indoor sandbox.
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The weather is rainy and cold here. My son was starting to miss the outdoor activities that he loves, like playing in the sandbox. So I decided to bring the sandbox to him!
- shallow plastic tub with lid
- play sand
- toy cars and construction equipment
- rocks, optional
- PVC pipe pieces and joints, optional
- Choose a tub that is long and shallow, that has a snap on lid. Note: If you have a cat at home, be aware that they may try to use it as a cat box if you don't keep the lid on when not in use.
- Pour the sand into the box, to the desired depth.
- Grab those trucks and machines, then dig in and enjoy!
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- You can add rocks (boulders), PVC pipe pieces and joints (tunnels and bridges), or even sticks (logs).
- Have a small basket for storing the vehicles and a whisk broom/dust pan nearby! You can also put the sandbox on a towel to help control the mess.
January 18, 20170 found this helpful
This is an excellent idea. I used a similar set-up years ago because one of my sons would play all day with his small cars and trucks.
I just remember that I had to keep the area clean (sweep-up) because sand can sometimes cause a "slippery" reaction if left on bare floors (with playing children - and even adults).
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