A few years ago, I put together a rock play garden for my son. I found cheap pavers and we decorated them and used them as a garden border. I noticed the kids often used the pavers in little backyard games they made up, and I made a note to buy more (they are really cheap!).
We don’t have room for a sandpit but my son, especially, loves the sand and he often comes home from school with shoes full of it! We created a simple sand play tray (which you can read about here) and extended that by making paver roads. The kids loved it! So fun! So easy too!
- Pavers (I purchased 14)
(you can buy black or white pavers from Bunnings and places like that from about 60 cents each).
- Paint pen
(I used white or if you have white pavers, use black)
Drawing the roads
Forming the roads was a simple process of drawing a dotted line through the centre of the pavers. We allocated a few bricks to be corners and did right angle lines to connect (or do double sided bricks: one side with straight lines and the other with corner lines).
We added a few trucks and rocks. That’s it!
The good thing about the pavers is you can move them wherever you want: on grass, on concrete or as a border to a play garden. This took me 5 minutes to set up and 5 minutes to pack up. When packing up, I placed the bricks up against the house and the underbed storage container comes with a lid which is handy for keeping the sand clean.