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Miniature sandbox

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A sandbox that figurines can play in all summer long.

1. Gather your material. You will need the bottom of a cardboard box or tray, a piece of sandpaper, colourful Fun Foam, felt, a pipe cleaner, scissors, a small plastic dosing cup, white glue and/or hot glue, and ribbon.


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2. Glue the ribbon along the inner and outer edges of the box as shown. Cut the sandpaper so it fits inside the box and glue it in place.


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3. Cut four triangles out of a piece of Fun Foam and glue them in each corner of your miniature sandbox as shown to represent benches.


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4. Cut a rectangular piece of felt so it has the same height as the dosing cup.


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5. Cut a pipe cleaner piece and glue it on either side of the dosing cup to represent a handle for what will become a bucket.


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6. Wrap the felt around the dosing cup and glue it in place.


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7. Cut a small shape representing the tip of a shovel out of another piece of Fun Foam. Attach a small pipe cleaner piece to it to form a handle.


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8. With the remaining pipe cleaner piece, form a small rake.


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9. Position your miniature sand toys inside the sandbox and it's ready to welcome its first visitors (figurines)!


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Patricia-Ann Morrison



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