DIY Tire Sandbox

DIY Tire Sandbox

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You don’t have to dig just to give your kids a sandbox to play at. Use tractor tires!

DIY Tire Sandbox


  • Tractor Tire
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Pool noodle
  • Old sheet/cloth or weed guard
  • Pool Noodle
  • Sand
  • Plywood (for sandbox cover)
  • Scissors



DIY Tire Sandbox

You have to do some looking to find a used tractor tire, sand, and plywood. With little perseverance you can have these things for free.

Decide the size of tire you can use. You can make the hole bigger using the reciprocating saw if it’s too small for your kid.

DIY Tire Sandbox

Clean and paint the tire. Use light coloured exterior paints.

Pool Noodle for Tire Sandbox

When it dries up, cut open the pool noodle to cover the raw edges.

DIY Tire Sandbox with cover

Fill up the tire with sand. Measure and cut the plywood which will be used to cover the sandbox when not in use.

Source: I Heart Nap Time