When our kids were very young, my husband had some time to make a creation for them. As you can see from the picture, it is an elaborate sandbox. It is my husband’s own design.
It comes with a roof for protection from sun or rain. They sandbox itself is off the floor so the kids don’t have to sit in it and get dirty. But kids being kids they still manage to get some of the sand in their hair occasionally. The sandbox comes with shelves for storing toys. The doors shut with a latch in order to keep rain and weather from adversely affecting the toys and the shovels the kids use.
You will also notice that the sandbox is set on blocks. It is moveable. When the children were young, I did not want the sandbox being too far from my house. I wanted to supervise the children at close range. So my husband placed it just a few feet from our front porch. Now our kids are grown so it is moved to a nice arbor area for other children who come for a visit to play in.
It is definitely a favorite spot to play. I am so glad my husband made it. It continues to get used when company comes.
Photo Credit: Wenda Grabau