We decided recently that we wanted to put a sandbox in the backyard for our son. Initially we thought we’d build him one from scrap lumber, but then my husband came up with the idea of an inground sandbox, with no materials necessary other than the sand. We have finished digging (and planting!) our 27 garden beds, so I decided it was time to move on to the next digging project. Yesterday evening I spent about two hours digging this by the back fence, in a section of the yard that is just mulch and not devoted to gardening:
It’s about 18 inches deep, and roughly four feet square. It will cost us about $25 to fill it with sand, which we’ll hopefully be able to do this weekend. Nothing else needed except our son’s imagination. Digging it was a great workout, and our son spent the whole time “helping” me by jumping in and out of the hole as I worked. Quality time with him, good exercise, an outdoor project, and a sandbox that requires nothing other than sand. Hard to beat!