I'm not gonna lie, I'm feeling pretty smug right now. Finally a cool repurposing idea that's NOT "Pinterest-inspired", that I came up with all by myself! My brilliant idea was to turn a kids pup tent (pup tent? pop tent?) into a sandbox. You see, we have a fenced-in pool and lots of concrete in our back yard, so I wanted to spruce things up for baby #3 - a water table, a basketball hoop, maybe a slide or a playhouse, and now a sandbox.
Sandboxes are ridiculously expensive, in my opinion. Even the cheapies at WalMart are around $30, not to mention the cost of the sand. I was looking for an old school hard plastic kiddie pool, or a small inflatable one would have done fine, but then I realized that this tent that my daughter used to use as a clubhouse was just the thing!
Our tent is roughly 4x5 feet, and we bought 5 bags of sand at WalMart for $3.88 each. And of course we needed a pail and some new shovels to celebrate.