DIY Sand Box

Today I made the girls a seriously easy and frugal sand box/ pit from an under-bed storage box from Ikea! I’ve been meaning to get them a large wooden one, but until then this will do just fine. This required absolutely no skill whatsoever- perfect!
I picked up the large, under-bed storage box from Ikea last week, thinking I would use it as a DIY Lightbox, which I may still do eventually. It only cost around £6.

 This morning I picked up large bags of play sand from the supermarket for £2.50 each, making the total cost only £11. That’s a budget sand box!

 It’s just big enough for the girls to get in at the same time, though they are so active that there is usually one in and one out anyway! They added their sand and water toys and started on the sand castles straight away.

Cakie spent some time filling her muffin tin from her play garden and made me some delicious sand cakes.

 She topped them off with grass and leaf sprinkles and some stick candles. Lovely natural imaginative play!

 And we popped the shells and gold coins from the pirate small world play into the sand for some treasure hunting and seaside imagining!

 I found this little set-up in the tray after they had left it, an example of land art perhaps?!

And when all the play is over with, the sand box has its own lid ready to keep out the pesky foxes and neighbouring cats.

Have you made your own sand box? I would love to see budget ideas or how-tos! Feel free to add a link to something you have made so we can see it.

Cakie: 33 months
Pop: 15 months

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