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With the official kick-off to summer being in less than a week, I’ve been hearing a collective groan from many of my mom friends.
“Ugh, we HATE sand!” they say.
I think I used to say the same thing.
<<Enter triplet boys here>>
Yep, with triplet boys, I’ve learned to embrace and even enjoy the mess. The messier, dirtier, and sandier the activity, the more fun that they have. With four kids, I’ve learned to pick my battles, and sand is one that I’ve chosen to not fight.
We have a large sandbox, but the boys have shown interest in dinosaurs and rocks here lately. One of my guys sneaks gravel in the house in his pockets and tries to sleep with it at night. I decided to make them a dedicated DIY Dino Bin to encourage their love for dinos, dirt, and rocks, while keeping our driveway still intact. If you have fifteen minutes and a few supplies, you can create your little own their own DIY Dino Bin, too!
- Large plastic bin WITH COVER. Keep the little buggies from overtaking the dinos by using a covered tote. Once the bin is full of sand and rocks, it is too heavy to carry back and forth from the garage or patio all the time. A covered bin allows it to stay out in the elements without taking in water and critters.
- Plastic dinosaurs
- Play sand
- River pebbles. These can be purchased for a few bucks a bag at any retailer who has an outdoor lawn and garden section.
Pour the sand as desired in the bin. Do not pour the entire bag in the bin. You’ll want to save some of it for after you’ve added the rocks. Also, you’ll want to allow room for the dinosaurs to stand up in the bin.
Add the river pebbles. Have fun arranging special little areas for the dinosaurs.
Place the dinosaurs in the bin. You can also add little trees or other special touches that your kid will like.
The boys have had a ball with this dino bin. Of course, with all of this sand comes lots of summer laundry. Between the sand and the terrible pollen that we have had this year, the kids’ play clothes have taken a hit! All of my boys have sensitive skin issues, and I’ve found that the best detergent to get rid of the dirt and grime yet still be gentle on their allergies and sensitive skin is all® free clear liquid detergent and all® free clear Mighty Pacs®. It is the #1 detergent recommended by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians for Sensitive Skin, and it was awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the National Eczema Association for having no dyes, perfumes, certain chemicals, and irritating residues. Although all® free clear liquid detergent and all® free clear Mighty Pacs® are not intended to treat or prevent allergies, since using it, my kids have had no skin break outs due to detergent.
Be sure to follow the directions on the packaging for use exactly, and always keep the all® free clear liquid detergent and all® free clear Mighty Pacs® out of reach of children. I keep mine in the highest cabinet in my laundry room since kiddos are always curious about detergent (especially those all® free clear Mighty Pacs®!).
You can find all® free clear liquid detergent and all® free clear Mighty Pacs® at most all local retailers. I pick mine up on Walmart trips. Join the all® free clear community and connect with parents just like you!