12 Sandboxes Worth Sticking Your Toes Into
Playing in sand is fun for kids and adults. If you don't live near a beach, here's how to bring the sand to you.
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This sandbox is atop an Asian-inspired home in Venice Beach, California. An uninspired area of the home “became magical with a fenced-in virtual Venice Beach playground for the kids, featuring a large, deep sandbox and potted palms.” — Laura Morton
This unobtrusive sandbox comes assembled and blends right in with its surroundings. The lid keeps out rain, debris and cats so the sand is fresh and clean for every play date!
If you don’t want your kids sitting out in the sun all day while they play, this sandbox is for you. Kids are protected on three sides and overhead. Two rollup windows provide ventilation and three storage bins are included.
Zen Garden Sand
In the sixth century A.D., Zen Buddhist monks created the first zen gardens to aid meditation. Today, those who like carefully controlled settings with raked sand or rocks and precisely clipped shrubs find zen gardens appealing. You can even purchase special sand for zen gardens. If you prefer quiet time indoors, here are 11 tips for creating a relaxing reading nook.
This is the epitome of simple DIY: A wood-frame sandbox with two stakes and fabric to create a tent! Kids can pretend they’re camping, or hang out inside like it’s a clubhouse. Complete how-to-build instructions can be found here. Need shade for your deck or patio? Here’s a guide to your options.
Queenslander Cubby House
This ultimate playhouse-sandbox combination comes from Australia. You might have a hard time getting kids to come indoors at night with this in the backyard! Planning a backyard barbecue for the kids and adults? These 12 tips will help make it epic.
For a truly luxe sand experience, this lagoon pool comes with its own sandy beach. Check out more enticing pictures of this project here. This is not a DIY project, but you can build your own stream and waterfall. Here’s how.
If you’ve always wanted to operate full-size diggers and dumpers like the toy ones you had as a kid, Extreme Sandbox is for you! Extreme Sandbox is a family owned and operated business that gives people the opportunity to “play” with construction equipment in a controlled environment. Corporate and social groups go for bonding and fun. In 2016, Extreme Sandbox was on Shark Tank and their business continues to grow. Learn more about Extreme Sandbox here.