- You'll need a shallow plastic bin. I got a 27 quart bin for $4.99
- A 5lb bag of cornmeal $1.99
- a bag of marbles or rocks. I got marbles at the dollar store
- toy trucks or cars or bulldozers...again, check the dollar store
This is a five minute project. All you do is dump in the cornmeal for the sand, plop in the rocks or marbles and set the cars on top of the cornmeal. Seal it up, add a bow (I'm sure you can find a prettier one than I used) and you've got a great gift.
This has been tested on a 3, 5, and 8 year old and they all LOVED IT! They like to bury the marbles and then use their scoops to find them and dig them out. They make roads in the cornmeal to drive on, they build mounds for thier cars to drive over. We are talking hours of play here folks. I like that.
Total Cost for mine? $8.98
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