Economy Sand Tray

OK, so, as I said, I am going to try and post about the things we do.

Here is our economy sand tray.

I wanted BB to have the opportunity to explore sand. He loved it when we were on a beach holiday earlier in the year (he was a particular fan of eating melon coated in it, but that's a different story!).

When we got home I started to think about getting a sand tray. I wanted a few things that he could safely play with outside while attended to jobs like feeding the chickens and gardening. A sand tray in this neighbourhood (and probably in yours too) requires a cover so that it doesn't become the local cat toilet. I looked at specially designed sand trays with a lid. They were in the region of £60 and way out of our price range.

I got some inspiration when I went to buy an under bed storage box. If you bought one, which I was about to do, you got the second half price. So, in total, the box and the sand cost less than £10.

A few more sand toys wouldn't go amiss though... a little bucket and spade will be a good next addition I think, though as you can see - he prefers the shells we collected from the beach to the plastic anyway!

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, teacher, coach and mentor. I am passionate about eating real food, learning, travel and health. I get to spend my days with my amazing son who has chosen to learn from the world rather than at school. We write to share the life we love and to help others create a life they love too.

1 comment:

  1. OMG! What an ingenius idea!! I've wanted to get a sandbox but like you said, way pricey! & a cover is a must...this is a perfect idea!!! Thank you for sharing!!