Chick-fil-A Upcycling Challenge

As a member of the Chick-fil-A Mom Panel 2015-2016, we were challenged to get a new Chick-fil-A Spicy Southwest Salad (Yum! And only 420 calories!) and then take the container and upcycle it into something fun. 

Two of my son's favorite things are his Legos...

...and his sandbox...

Because it's been raining so much lately and we've been stuck inside, I thought it would be a fun idea to combine the two and have fun with sand inside! 

We started out with the cleaned out container and filled it with sand from our sandbox. The only problem with the container was the fact that there were holes in the lid. I wanted to protect it from spilling when we were finished, because nobody wants sand all over their house! 

 I pulled out my tape collection (yellow electric tape and black striped washi) and decorated the lid. I chose this design to match the construction theme, but it also served the purpose of covering up the holes. Cute and functional!

You see where this is going? So much cuteness.
I did put it on a tray to try to contain the mess, but next time I'll put it in something bigger, like an under-bed storage container, because sand still got on the kitchen floor.

 He was very excited to play with his Legos in the
sand AND play with sand in the house!

 He loves to bury things in the sand and dig them back out. 

"Aaaah! Help me!!!"

 After a little while, we took the Legos out, sprayed it down to make it wet, and got out the alphabet fondant cutters. He had just as much fun with this as he did the Legos. I'm pretty sure we'll be pulling this out in the fall as another way to practice spelling words!


 When we were all finished, we popped that lid back on, 
which secures very well, and put it away for next time. 
Thanks for the upcycling challenge, Chick-fil-A Mom's Panel! 
We both really enjoyed it!