Repurpose A Kids Tent Into A Sandbox

Posted on March 29, 2014 – 10:42 pm

I'm not gonna lie, I'm feeling pretty smug right now. Finally a cool repurposing idea that's NOT "Pinterest-inspired", that I came up with all by myself! My brilliant idea was to turn a kids pup tent (pup tent? pop tent?) into a sandbox. You see, we have a fenced-in pool and lots of concrete in our back yard, so I wanted to spruce things up for baby #3 - a water table, a basketball hoop, maybe a slide or a playhouse, and now a sandbox.
Sup Ladies

Sandboxes are ridiculously expensive, in my opinion. Even the cheapies at WalMart are around $30, not to mention the cost of the sand. I was looking for an old school hard plastic kiddie pool, or a small inflatable one would have done fine, but then I realized that this tent that my daughter used to use as a clubhouse was just the thing!

And it's actually better than a sandbox because you can zip it closed to keep cat doody out...

And it provides a shady spot to play!

Our tent is roughly 4x5 feet, and we bought 5 bags of sand at WalMart for $3.88 each. And of course we needed a pail and some new shovels to celebrate.


Where can I buy an inflatable pool for kids?

2006-05-14 11:42:20 by avidre@der

I am actually having a hard time with this silly purchase. My in laws want to have a small inflatable pool at their house for our son to play in. I thought Target would be the obvious place to go, but I haven't seen any there. Anyone have a rec on where to buy either an inflatable or plastic pool? Thanks.

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