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Frugal Fun Tip: Construction Bin

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies

Image: River Rocks Pebbles 16 Oz/Bag

River Rocks Pebbles

Do you have a Bob the Builder Fan in your house? Then he or she might love this sandbox idea!
This is a great idea for rainy, or yucky snowy days - or even way too hot to be outdoors days.
Unless you have a free source of rocks (we got 4 bins worth for free on Freecycle!) check out your local Dollar store for this one - it may cost you about $5.00 for five mini bags of rocks to fill your storage bin - depending on the size.

Image: Bruder Construction Toy Hard Hat | On your way to the construction site | don't leave the house without your lunch pail and hard hat | The hard hat is a must for the dress up crowd, it completes the look

Bruder Toy Hard Hat

Check under your bed for a plastic storage bin, but if not, buy a large under-the-bed type storage bin while you are there. Of course, you can use any size storage bin, but I like the under-the-bed type for this project because the sides are low and the length is long - so lots of playing room!
Any die-hard Bob the Builder Fan will have plenty of little construction vehicles on hand! If not, I am sure you can find some little trucks at the Dollar store or your local dept store!
Your little ones will have a fabulous time shoveling, loading, and unloading in their mini gravel quarry.
Who is going to try this one??
Credit for this idea goes to Pink and Green Mama MaryLea on her post:
Under Construction - Hard Hat Area!

Image: WowToyz Construction Vehicles Backpack Playset | comes with 10 high quality die-cast metal construction vehicles and various plastic accessories

WowToyz Construction Vehicles

From our Facebook fan page:
Cathy Smith posted: Also works with dried beans.
Roberta Dias posted: Great Idea, have a great-grandson who loves his little cars!
Vanessa Paddison posted: I will probably try it out.....
Amanda Ward Nagle posted: My mother-in-law uses dried beans.

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