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4 Creative Ways to Make a DIY Sandbox

Your kids love digging and playing in dirt. You want to make them a sandbox but have no carpentry skills or know how. What do you do? You could try to make a sandbox with cut timber and screws and bolts. Which could be complicated and difficult. Or you could think outside the sandbox. Here are 4 creative ways to make a sandbox.

Creative Ways to Make a Sandbox:

Use an Old Bookcase

Let’s say you have an old bookcase that you’ve had for years. It’s had some wear and tear and isn’t study anymore. Instead of throwing it out, repurpose it! You could make a great sandbox out of it. All you need to do is lay the bookcase on its back and fill the shelves with sand. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. This idea would hardly cost you anything too. All you’d need to buy is the sand, you’ve already got the bookcase. There are a lot of things you can do with the bookcase to make it look a little better. Consider painting the bookcase some fun colors for your kids. Fix up the bookcase to make sure it’s sturdy for your kids to play in. They would love it!

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Use a Kiddie Pool

Buy a kiddie pool from Walmart for the Summer and it duals as a sandbox. It’s pretty simple. All you need to do is fill the pool with sand! Put some toys in the pool tool and your kids will be playing in it all Summer long. There are a lot of awesome ways to make a sandbox, but they’re often complicated. Sometimes you have to use a drill and cut wood. If that’s not your cup of tea, consider this method. Your kids will still love playing in the sand. The good thing about this method is that it’s easy to move instead of something more permanent.

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Use an Old Tire

There are a million ways to use an old tire. Making a sandbox is just one of them. You can use an old tractor tire, since they’re really big. You can keep it simple and just fill the tire with sand. Or you can put some more effort into it and paint the tire. Get creative with it! Paint flowers or boats the tire. Have your kids help you design it.

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Use a Wine Barrel

A wine barrel would make a great sandbox. It’s big enough for kids to get inside and play in, but it’s small enough that it wouldn’t take up too much room in your yard. You can fill the wine barrel with shells or toys for your kids to play with. Just fill the wine barrel with sand and you’re on your way. It’s pretty self explanatory. Cheap and simple! It’s every mother’s dream.

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Summing Up

If you want your kids to have a sandbox it doesn't have to be complicated. Use any of these ways to make a sandbox and your kids will be happy. All these ways are cheap and easy so anyone could make them. If wood cutting and planning don’t peak your interest, consider these creative ways to build a sandbox.  

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Denali Gillen

I am a farmer’s wife living a farmer’s life. I love having wide open spaces and plenty of space to raise a family. Making the most out of outdoor spaces is something I never get tired of!

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