Frugal Toys: Make-Your-Own Beach and Sand-box Toys

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, May 09, 2017 | 0 comments
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Image: I have tons of cool sand toys :) by Manue@PrettyKiku, on FlickrRecycle your 1 litre and 4 litre (quart and gallon) plastic bottles - into sand toys!

Clean them out well, and using a craft knife - cut your 4 litre (gallon) bottle all around about 15 cm (6") from the bottom.

Poke a couple of holes on opposite sides near the top - attach a short rope handle and you have your sand pail.

Photo credit: Manue@PrettyKiku, on Flickr
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The remaining piece becomes your funnel.

You can cut another 4 litre (gallon) bottle about 5 cm (2") high and poke the bottom full of holes for a sieve.

Image: Cut the bottom off your 1 litre (quart) bottle. Then cut a long U-shaped scoop, sloping your cut up along the sides.
Cut the bottom off your 1 litre (quart) bottle. Then cut a long U-shaped scoop, sloping your cut up along the sides.

If your bottle comes with a handle, make sure the handle ends up on the top side of the scoop. This becomes your shovel.

The best part of these toys is - if they get left behind at the beach, you can always make another set! 

Photo credit: Found on Pinterest, by picklebums.com
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Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!


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