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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bring the "Beach" Inside! By: Stephanie

There is little my kids like more than digging in the sand. But, with this heat, we can't be spending hours outside!  I have heard of people make rice sandboxes for indoor digging, but I tried that once and the rice was a mess!!  I thought I just needed something bigger that was easier to clean than tiny grains of rice.  PASTA!!  And, it is on sale at Meijer this week for $0.79 a box.  Sometimes, they have it on sale for $0.50 a box if you want to wait.  I took stuff out of an under the bed storage container and transfered it to a box.  Then, I dumped 5 boxes of pasta into the storage and BAM! Indoor "sand" box.  The kids are absolutely loving it.  I think it needs more pasta though so I am going to get 2 more boxes. If you do this, try 7 or 8 boxes for that size bin. Or, you can just use a smaller bin or a box and fill it with however much pasta you think you need. 

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