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Kids' sandpit projects

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Sandpits are great fun for kids. They also ensure youngsters get great exercise, develop their fine motor skills and learn more about the world around them.


Check out these creative sandpit ideas built by Bunnings Workshop community members and let us know if you need a hand building your own sandpit for your backyard.


1. Sandpit with fold-out seats and solid top by @woodalwaysworks 


Bunnings Workshop member woodalwaysworks built this sandpit with clever fold-out seats that double as a lid.




2. Pirate ship sandpit by @ShaneandAsh 


Shane and Ash's creative pirate ship sandpit includes a slide, periscope, binoculars and boat wheel for hours of fun.




3. D.I.Y. kids sandpit and chalkboard by @LePallet 


Riley made a sandpit and chalkboard for this cubby house, along with a colourful arrangement of Pine posts.


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4. Sand pit with built-in seats and cover by @Gareth 


Gareth's sandpit has a handy cover that folds out into seats.




5. Kids' cubby house with sandpit and slide by @weekenddiyer 


Workshop member weekenddiyer turned a flat-pack cubby into an impressive playhouse with a sandpit underneath.




6. Sandpit with fold-out seats by @LePallet 


The lid of this sandpit folds out into handy bench seats when in use and keeps pets out when shut.




How to build a sandpit with foldable cover


Resident Bunnings D.I.Y. expert Mitchell put together a step-by-step guide to building a terrific sandpit with a foldable cover and built-in seating. Check out How to build a sandpit with foldable cover.




How to build a D.I.Y. pirate ship sandpit


The kids will love digging for treasure and hoisting the mainsail in their own D.I.Y. pirate ship sandpit in your backyard. It's easy to make and will have the kids out of the house, having fun and using their imagination all year round.


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