Even the college-aged big brothers loved it!
The Sand Play Castle ($22.98) from Magic Cabin Toys is comprised of twenty-two large pieces that stack and connect to form wonderful structures reminiscent of Rube Goldberg machines (you know, the mouse pedals a bicycle and makes the spaghetti boil which makes a bird jump which makes a whistle toot... and so on..) The sieves, funnels, wheels, strainers and levers move sand (or water) from top to bottom and actually fulfilled the promise of hours of outdoor entertainment. Not just for the two and four year old little girls, but also for their big brothers and dad. I played a bit as well.
The Sand Play Castle is made in the Czech Republic of high quality, pthallate-free plastic .
Here are the girls and big brother, Merlin, trying it out.
As you can see, the pieces stack together, but can also be used independently. There is plenty for everyone.
They had to try it out while they worked.
Linnea was really busy.
Will it work?
Yay! A moving, working sand tower machine. And next time, they can build something completely different.
What a great way to learn and play.
This is not a small toy, but add a few buckets and you have everything you need for the beach or sandbox.