How cool are these???
I made these early last year (2010) and they have been
one of the most played with toys in the house!
One is "Construction":
I bought an underneath the bed storage box -
low enough for the boys to lean over while sitting on the floor,
but big enough for the BOTH OF THEM to play at one time.
I found brown smooth river rocks at the Dollar Store
for $1.00 a bag - I think I bought eleven or twelve.
With us having two boys and living on the farm,
we had enough trucks / tractors / diggers / etc....
So really it costed me about $12.00 for rocks
and $7.00 for the container.
This box has been the scene of many different "events":
Star Wars guys have invaded
LEGO houses have been moved in
Lincoln Log forts appeared
Multiple plastic animals have been seen grazing....and chasing the vehicles!
Pretty good for less than $20.00 !!!!
Here is our "Ocean Box"
Again, I got an underneath bed storage box ( $7.00)
I went to the pet store and got two large bags
of aquarium rocks.
Think they were $10.00 a piece - I got two bags, probably
could have gotten away with just one - but didn't know at the time.
Also, found several seaweed and coral items on their sale rack ($4.00)
Then went to Michaels (with my 40% off coupon - of course).
Bought a "sea-life" and a "boat" pack of plastic figurines.
I think $11.00.
Then on the way out, my oldest son spotted a bag of vase rocks
that were white, teal and blue on the clearance rack ($0.75)!
Yes, he must be learning from me :)
I added several bath toys we had: sharks, crabs, fish, etc...
Again, this place has seen some action!
Tractors and LEGO men have been seen pirating ships!
The fish get booted over to the carpet and the tractors have a "blue rock quarry".
There have been rulers made into bridges so turtles could escape the scary sharks.
This is one busy box!!
It did cost more than the construction box (about $43.00)
but it has been well worth it - I think it's their favorite.
The boys play for hours!
I love watching them and seeing what they come up with.
Give me something that makes them use their imagination any day
over a video game!!
Can't decide on the next box theme......