We have a turtle sandbox in our backyard and I love it. Mostly.
I love that it is an easy place for kids to go and have fun digging without digging up our backyard. I love that it seems to be a little refuge for my two-year old to go when her brothers are on the trampoline and she can’t get on.
But I don’t love the mess that can get tracked in. My five-year old loves to make little puddles in the sandbox to make wet sand, which is fun, but wet sand gets very stuck on little hands and feet.
I saw a tip on Pinterest with how to get sand off of your kids easily, and thought I would give it a try. I looked around for the original source, and was able to find this on ehow.com.
Enter the magic cure: Baby Powder. (Cue Heavenly Chorus.) This is AWESOME! I was a little skeptical, but it works amazingly well. You just take a little baby powder in the palm of your hand, rub it on sandy feet or hands, and the sand comes right off. I seriously was cackling in my backyard when I tried it the first time because it exceeded my expectations.
My two-year old is a little independent, so she would rather that I sprinkle it on her hands and feet, and then she rubs it on herself. I usually try and “help” as much as I can sneak in.
See? All clean. This is with no water, no nothin’ but baby powder. Awesome. This one is a keeper.
saw this post the other day and planned on making some baby powder bang bags for the summer and thought you might enjoy getting crafty… :)
I love that! Thanks for passing that one on. That would definitely be easier to use that instead of trying to control the dumping out of the baby powder bottle. Thanks Bethany!