Cheap fun is the best fun in my opinion. This idea, of which I take no original credit for, is the epitome of cheap fun and making the most of what you've got. During our recent trip to the beach I realized how much Haven loves playing in the sand. We don't have the space or inclination to do a full fledged sandbox so this table top version fits the bill.
Today we took turns hiding and searching for plastic farm animals in the sand. I foresee many hours spent digging and playing in our table top sand box; three bucks well spent!