Partially because Ezra’s sandbox was looking a bit yucky inside, and partially because I was growing tired of sandbox mess, and also being somewhat influenced by a post about using pea gravel instead of sand for safety reasons, I decided to officially makeover our son’s sandbox and turn it into a rock box. At least as an experiment.*
First, we had to give it quite a scrubbing (it sits under a mulberry tree).
Workin’ on that lid.
The sand temporarily goes into a wheelbarrow.
3 bags of pea gravel go in. Cost: $2.50 x 3 = $7.50.
About half of the sand is sifted and retained to put into a lidded 10 gallon box which now sits nearby for ‘sometimes’ sand play.
The dinosaur skeletons seem pleased with everything.
*Note: Our son is four and never puts rocks into his mouth. Don’t do this if you think your child would!