After the child appears in the family, many questions arise, one of which – what to take the kid? The decision comes by itself – the sandbox needs. During the construction of magic locks or a variety of sand, the first creative projects will be born in the head of the child, and the work with fingers will develop a small motility of hands. In other words, this is a great place to play and develop the baby.
Before proceeding with the implementation of the decision taken, get acquainted with the features and types of sandboxes.
- The most common usually have a round or square shape, but without sharp corners. Their area is no more than 5 square meters. Most often, such designs are equipped with covers of various shapes to preserve dryness of sand and avoid different troubles – they provide protection from animals and plants.
- Thematic sandboxes are impressive of any child – their appearance can be diverse. More often this is an imitation of vehicles (for example, yachts or trucks, boats or boats), but may be any form. Games in them are well developing the imagination of the child and its communication qualities. Interesting and fun to be a sailor or driver at such an early age.
- Dvoriki. They are a whole range of game or educational elements, among which the sandbox for children’s gamblers in herbs, a small stylized house with a staircase and a slide, tournail and even cable transitions. Each element in such a design is unique in its own way and carries a certain function, and we can simply be called everything together – the sandbox with a house.
The complex of game buildings, among which there is also the simplest sandbox, will like not only the baby for 2-3 years, but also perfectly entertaining the child older – 10-12 years. Before starting building a sandbox near the house or in the country, you need to make a small drawing or a drawing where it is worth indicating which items will be included in the sandbox with a house. You can attract a child’s masterpiece, learn about his dreams and preferences, as well as discuss the option with it.
Select elements that will be placed on the plot, we must consider childish interests and all safety standards. Various tourists, Swedish walls, rope and rings are very useful for the physical development of children. These can add a variety of chain options and a real cliff, and it will very diversify the leisure of the child when he will walk. Such a house with a sandbox will be not only a place for games, but also an excellent complex, where the baby will do a charging.
Swing-balancing and suspended options can be positioned on durable stilts – It is important to make seat belts on them or buy street models from which the child will not fall. Constantly follow the restless children is hard, and so parents can be sure that the baby will remain intact. You can also install a game house on a tree in a sandbox – this is generally a dream of every boy.
It will be appropriate to attach a variety of slides with retractable elements or pipe, because then the descent from the house will deliver additional pleasure.
Good for a joint game of several children to highlight a platform in the yard, covered it upstairs by a canopy that protects against the rain or the scorching sun. Here will look great the sandbox and rocking boards on the springs. The size of the sandbox depends on the number of children – from 3 to 10 meters in a square. Form – any, you can stop your choice on a square or round, and you can arrange it in the style of a boat, spacecraft or castle.
What materials may be?
This plan can be made from different materials – plastic, wood, metal or several. The material is required to choose carefully, and then carefully prepare it to work – the tree can leave the offices, the metal is very hot in summer, and the plastic can crack under the weight of the child. Before deciding which it is better to choose, it is necessary to evaluate the pros and cons of each.
Plastic complexes are good in the ease of components, they are easy to assemble and install, do not rust and do not rot. The brightness and the possibility of creating various forms is their distinctive feature. They are inexpensive and not at all dangerous to health. But at the same time losing color and adapted only for a small weight.
Wooden structures are always beautiful, safe and durable. It is important to carefully cover them with varnish and polish all the composite parts made of wood so that the child does not injure. Another disadvantage is the price, because the tree in itself is expensive, and if you make a house to order, it will seriously hit the pocket.
The most durable – metal structures, they are even withstanding adults. That’s just rust grieves. Hot in the sun and ice on the cold, they are not comfortable in all seasons. There is no unambiguity in the matter of choice of material – the decision remains for you.
How to do?
To make a sandbox with a house with a house with a house in several ways:
- to adapt under winder materials;
- Buy already ready-made design;
- Build your own hands.
In the latter case, you can build everything without such high costs. The construction of complex complexes requires accurate calculations and drawings, a variety of devices and tools. It is better to start with the simplest – from the construction of a simple wooden container for sand. In order to do this, it will take quite a bit of time and materials. It is important to determine the size and draw a diagram on which the sandbox will be depicted from several sides.
After the drawing is ready, you need to choose a good pad away from trees, so that the sandbox is visible from any place on the plot or from the house. The child needs a permanent career, and for this it is not necessary to sit with him in the sand. The next step is the acquisition of materials.
They can be bought in any construction store or find in their reserves, in the balances from the construction of a bath on a plot or repair of the country house. You need a wide board, bars, geotextiles or plywood sheet. It is necessary to buy self-tapping screws, corners and nails, as well as prepare a screwdriver and a saw, hammer, level and roulette.
Go to the preparation of the place.
- Remove with a depth of 25-30 cm Soil.
- Making a layer of large rubble and sand, he will be drainage.
- Stelim geotextile, as a last resort, a dense polyethylene film or a sheet of plywood with multiple holes is suitable.
- We set the 450x50x50mm beams at the corners of the pit sizes, which will be the support of the future structure, after processing the antiseptic and the coverage of the bitumen by 15-20 cm.
- You feed the sidewalls width 30 cm made from one board or several narrow.
- Install horizontally to seats.
- I smell about 0.3 m3 river sand, clean, without clay and other impurities.
Sitses and configuration of sandboxes can be different. The house can be done either on a large tree next to the sandbox, or raise it on the legs of bars on the site. The performance of the drawing will not take much time. It is important to consider that children inside will jump and run, so it is on the backups to pay special attention.
If the lodge is square, then 4 bars need to attach a plate of thick boards, nailed to each other. They must be fixed with the help of corners and screws. Walls can be made of high-quality plywood or from boards. It is important to cut 3 wide windows through which it will be seen what the kid does, and the door – it can be done on the loop or simply hanging the transparent curtain in the hole.
The roof is performed from the same materials, it is better to make a double, but also a single tilt under a slight inclination will also fit. From above it is necessary to put slate or metal tile of the color that the baby likes. Child can engage in the house.
If the design it turned out a large or house contains several rooms, you can walk the walls inside wallpaper – simple white fit perfectly, because the child can draw everything that wants. It is best to put an inside of a small table and the emblems, but if there is a little space, a couple of pillows will be enough. On the windows you can hang curtains, and to the door to raise the rope staircase, which will descend directly in the sandbox.
There are a large number of ideas of more complex structures for your site. It is best to consider the most beautiful options, and then choose something from them and combine one work.
Games in the sandbox you built will subsequently help to learn the child of the doctrity, patience, creative approach to their work. And about the benefits for physical development and health and speak.
If with all this you in the construction process will attract a child to cooperate, then close emotional connection with him is provided to him.
How to make a sandbox with your own hands, look in the following video.