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Old 04-27-2018, 12:51 PM
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Default Outdoor Sensory Box

I have 3 sand boxes & I'm trying to figure out what to fill them with. Obviously sand in one. Maybe corn? Any idea on what kind of sealant or something to use to keep it from molding? What else could I do with the other one?
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:37 PM
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Why not pea rock or something? My kids would try to eat the corn a pile of leaves makes my kids crazy haha we fill a pool with them in the fall. Ooo maybe straw or hay? That could get messy though. If you do go with corn, I think it would last a while as long as it was kept very dry and covered. My dad ranches so he keeps barley and oats but they need to be kept dry.
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:22 AM
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Pine cones and paper towel tubes?
Potting soil, small plastic pots, fake flowers, spoons?
Different sized rocks and dinosaurs.
Grass seed

I'd go to someplace like Lowes or Home Depot and see what they've got this time off year.
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Old 04-28-2018, 03:48 AM
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A farm we visit every fall has a corn box for the kid to play in and they always love it! They have a roof over it and it's fine.
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Old 04-28-2018, 06:17 AM
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If you donít want to attract critters and critter filth go with different sized rocks and pinecones, small sticks and things like that. This is what I use. I also throw sea shells in there.
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:08 AM
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* Various Pine cones
*small branches with different types of leaves or evergreens
*currently dried lemon grass, easter eggs, and ducks (nests)
* various old foaming soap dispensers to pump tear free baby shampoo
*erupting volcano & dinosaur set up.
*fizzing chalk paint
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Ooo! I like the pinecone idea!
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:32 AM
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Around Christmas time I always buy a bag of the cinnamon scented pinecones. They go into my collection after the holidays. So some still smell faintly of cinnamon. Then I collect various other types when walking.
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Great ideas everyone! Thanks!! So many decisions now. The dinosaur idea got me thinking about what other toys might go w/a sensory box theme...I'm picturing a construction theme, a fossil site, a science table... I'm going to want to do it all.
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