A few weeks ago Sand Sac contacted me about their new eco-friendly beach toy and they sent along a sample for me to take on my June beach trip.
I've long felt green guilt for the plastic toys I see that litter up our coasts. The canvas Sand Sac ($11.95) is a great alternative to molded plastic beach toys. Instead of a cheap-o plastic bucket this pail is made of sturdy canvas and includes a wooden scoop (travel note: the Sand Sac is a dream to pack since it folds flat).
One rainy day we used the fabric markers (included) to decorate our pail. Then when the sun started shining again we hit the beach. My daughter loved carrying the sac (the straps are long enough that she could put it over her shoulder and have her hands free). When we got to our spot, she played filling the pail and collecting seashells (see the mermaid we created!). And at the end of the excursion, we had a tote to carry all of our discoveries back home.
I'm not alone in my enthusiasm. Sand Sac has won two awards this year. The Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award 2009 - Outdoor Fun and Dr. Toy's Best Play and Learn Vacation Award Winning Products for Summer 2009.
And here's your chance to win your own Sand Sac to decorate and take to the shore. To enter, visit the Sand Sac site here. Come back and tell me where you would use the Sand Sac.
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Be sure to add your contact email. Contest open to US residents ages 18 and over. Contest ends 7/31/09. Winner will be selected by random.org. Winners will be announced on a blog post. If winner fails to respond in three days a new winner will be chosen.
Momtrends was given this tote for testing purposes only. Sand Sac did not pay for this review.