Frugal Toys: Indoor Sandbox

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, April 08, 2017 | 0 comments
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You can keep your little ones busy on a rainy "stay-in" day by creating an indoor sand-box or sensory box.

All you need is a large plastic dish-pan and a 5lb. (2 kg.) bag of cornmeal, rice, pasta noodles, dried beans, oatmeal, moon sand, etc. for "sand".

ADD: plastic cups, spoons, scoops, bowls, measuring cups, funnels, strainers, etc.

Be sure to only fill to 3-4 inches below the top of your container to reduce spills.

The cornmeal, rice, pasta noodles, dried beans, and oatmeal vacuum up quickly and don't scratch the floor.

IDEA: Those Rubbermaid type bins that store under a bed make a nice big table type size container.

Photo credit: OH Snap!, by Julie McGraw Photography, on Flickr
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Image: Rubbermaid #2951-AR BISQUE 11.4 QT Bisque Dish Pan - Molded-in grip areas provide portabilityImage: Sterlite 35QT Latch Stor Box - Underbed storage boxes help turn unused space into productive, out-of-sight storageShopping Suggestions:
Rubbermaid Dish Pan
Sterlite Latch Stor Box
Uncle Ben's Original Long Grain Rice
Steel Cut Oats
Brown's Best Garbanzo Beans
Yellow Corn Meal
Moon Sand

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