Tip of the Day: Keep bugs out of your kids' sandbox this summer with a simple, all-natural bug repellant: cinnamon! Just mix a cup of cinnamon in with the sand and it will repel ants, centipedes, flies, and even neighborhood cats. Really works great!
Cinnamon in the Sandbox--- Did anyone else know this? Now that its getting warmer, the kids are going to want to play in the sandbox. Cinnamon in the Sandbox keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants. but I never thought of this!
DIY: A Simple Sandbox on Wheels Tutorial from The Nonchantdad (Karim Hamid). Sandbox was featured in an issue of Domino magazine. *May want to create cover to keep sand clean from the elements neighborhood cats.
Outdoor chalk board: Birch plywood, primed on both sides then coat one side with chalkboard paint un-sanded grout + 1 quart any color paint}. Hang on fence with galvanized wood screws. AWESOME outdoor fun for the kids!