Outdoor Play: A $50 DIY Sandbox

Rebekah, who lives in the suburbs of Austin, wrote in to share this simple sandbox she put together for her daughter "E" - it took her less than a day and she only spent $50. Best of all, there's nothing permanent about it so it can be reconfigured next year or easily taken apart when her daughter outgrows it.

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Rebekah describes her project:

I used leftover bricks from around our yard, and purchased 10 bags of sand (500 pounds) from a home improvement store. When not in use, I cover the sandbox with weed barrier to keep cats out which allows rain to come through. Damp, wet sand is more fun to play with.

Thanks Rebekah! Reader, see more of Rebekah and "E"s adventures at The Golden Gleam.

(Images: The Golden Gleam)