Dino Dig Portable Sand Box – DIY

Has anyone noticed that the quality of toys has basically dropped out of existence lately?  I’m setting out to really make some nifty things that my son can do.  I chose to make this dino sand box because he really enjoyed playing with the excavation sand box at the Walking with the Dinosaurs museum exhibit earlier this year.

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What you’ll need:

1 sturdy Tupperware box WITH lid
1 bag of sand (coloured sand can be purchased at Toys R us for 11.99) or regular cheaper plain sand can be bought at home Depot
Bunch of plastic dinosaurs (my dino skeletons were purchased in a little tube at Michaels Arts and crafts on clearance)
Couple of paint brushes.  I bought mine in a 3pk at Walmart but you can buy yours at the dollar store to save even more money.
Other sandbox accents – some other cool things to put in like gems, rocks, geodes, polished stones, sticks – FUN THINGS TO FIND

Encourage your kids to bury the objects and then use the paintbrushes just like an anthropologist on an archaeological dig site!

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Having a lid for this box is nice too because you can leave it outside and not worry about animals getting into it.  It can be an inside or outside toy – ours is going to be for the outside!

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