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Frugal Fun Tip: Construction Bin

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, September 28, 2012 | 0 comments
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River Rocks Pebbles 16 Oz/BagDo 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 5 mini bags of rocks to fill your storage bin - depending on the size.

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 Construction Toy Hard Hat

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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!

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

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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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