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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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January 10, 2017 Flag

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


  1. 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.
  2. Pour the sand into the box, to the desired depth.
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  4. Grab those trucks and machines, then dig in and enjoy!
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  6. You can add rocks (boulders), PVC pipe pieces and joints (tunnels and bridges), or even sticks (logs).
  7. 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.
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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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