Last Monday I shared a Spotlight on Mom post featuring Allison Brush-Stern , creator of Collapse-A-Pail, that collapses for easy storage in beach bags, totes, etc. If you missed my interview with Allison, click here to read it now -- http://www.inspiredbysavannah.com/2014/03/spotlight-on-mom-allison-brush-stern.html.
Flat-out the most portable sand pail ever! This flexible, silicone sand pail collapses to just 2" H, so it's a breeze to bring along. Frees up space in your beach bag, suitcase, and off-season, your garage. Kids find it fascinating; the collapsible bucket is sturdy enough to tote sand, water, and even snow. Measures 7" in diameter x 5" H open; just press down on the rim to collapse to 2" H. For ages 3 and up.
While it is not beach weather here yet in New England....we just had snow yesterday, even though we are in spring...my girls and I are eagerly awaiting the nice weather so that we can get outdoors and really try out the Collapse-A-Pail. In the meantime, Savannah has been enjoying use this mom-invented sand pail to collect Easter eggs we have been leaving around the house, as she practices and hones her egg hunting skills for the upcoming egg hunts. And, when she is not collecting eggs, she loves to pill the pail with some of her favorite My Little Pony toys.
Does your child like to fill bags, pails or any type of storage container for that matter with odds and ends. My daughter, Savannah, can't get enough of this. Give her a bag and she will spend hours filling it, dumping it out and filling it again. The sky is the limit to what she will store in them. Just the other day, she was helping me find matches to her lonely single socks and putting the rolled up socks in the Collapse-A-Pail. She said it would make for easy transport to the bedroom, where we have a basket for all her socks. After we were done sorting the socks, she grabbed the pail by the handle and went skipping along into the bedroom to dump the newly reunited sock pairs into the sock basket. Then, when she returned to the living with an empty pail, you could see a twinkle in her eye as she tried to figure out what to fill the basket with next. :-)
In addition to Savannah finding new ways to use this versatile sand pail, here are some other great uses for the pail...
- A day at the beach
- An outing at the park
- Exploring the backyard
- An adventure in the woods
- Building a snow castle
- Your next getaway vacation
- Ice buckets for your next grownup gathering
While I don't hope for any more substantial snow for Savannah to try out the snow castle idea, I will keep this in mind for next winter. I know that once the warmer is here to stay that we will be filling out daughters' sand box in the back yard, and their Collapse-A-Pail will be front and center. From transporting dirt from one spot of the sand box to another, to making mud pies or sand castles, the collapsible pail will definitely come in handy.
And, shh...when the girls aren't looking, maybe I will borrow it and use it as an ice bucket for when my husband and I enjoy a nice fire by the fire pit. :-)
So many ways to use this versatile and oh so colorful sand pail. But, I have to say the best part of this mom-invented product is how it collapses and can be stored quickly and easily, without taking up much room. Good luck at trying to fit a few plastic sand pails in a beach tote or suitcase for that matter. No can do. But, with the Collapse-A-Pail, you can bring all the beach necessities with you on your next vacation and not have to worry about buying a sand pail once you reach your vacation destination or day out at the beach because you couldn't fit it in your bag.
I am so happy to have stumbled across Allison's website to learn more about this amazing product, that I feel is a much have for any parent with young children. And, when they are done using the pail, parents will have fun using it as an ice bucket, etc. :-)
Once you try out the Collapse-A-Pail for yourself, you will wonder how your family ever lived without this unique invention.
So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Allison's website to order your own Collapse-A-Pail for only $12.95 each -- http://www.collapseapail.com/.
The sand pails are available in the following colors --
- Watermelon - Pink
- Kiwi - Green
- Apricot - Orange
- Big Apple - Red
- Nautical – Navy
Allison was kind enough to offer one lucky reader the chance to win their very own Collapse-A-Pail. To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.