This corner of our garden was proving impossible to grow grass. So I promised the boys a DIY sandbox in this spot, if they pulled all the weeds. Jack got pulling, and Sam just got in his way. Guess that’s what a little brother is for.
Once the boys had pulled all the weeds, I needed to decide how I was going to build this sandbox. I wanted to do it for as close to free as possible. We have an empty lot behind our house that is filled with rocks. So on the hottest day of the year I decided to haul all these rocks into our yard. I was
slightly totally afraid I’d find a snake under one of the rocks. But thankfully no snakes were found in the making of this sandbox.
I bought some landscaping fabric for $12 (have lots leftover) and a pack of pins.
Now time for the sand. I bought 20 bags of 50 lbs of sand. Yikes that’s 1000 lbs of sand! Our sandbox has roughly a 6 foot diameter (about 30 square feet). Each bag was about $3.70 so it’s roughly a total of $74.
We love our sandbox digger (only $40 at Amazon).
- Landscaping Fabric $12
- Pins $5
- 1000 pounds of sand (20 bags at 50 lbs each) at $3.70 a bag= $74
Not exactly free but for under $100 it’s provided the boys and their friends with hours of sandy fun.