We have added something new and exciting to the children's garden. A few weekends ago Bryce and Harris built a stage! I got it in my head that we needed an outdoor stage for the children to put on plays and concerts. I thought that the garden was the perfect place for it, but the sandbox was in the way. Not to be deterred by such a thing, Bryce built the stage so that it safely rests on top of the sandbox. It's a two in one structure now!
Every stage needs curtains so we painted some directly on the fence behind the sandbox. I love how cheery it looks from a far and close up!
What I really loved about this project was that it was a family affair. Harris helped Bryce with the building of the stage and Grace and I painted the curtains.
Bryce also added the covers for the sides of the sandbox. Not only do they act as a step to get to the stage but they provide seating for the sandbox and a covered place to store toys.
The only downside to the stage is that it is very heavy. It takes Bryce and I both to move it off of the sandbox. This means that during the week we can't just move it back and forth. Our solution to this has been to leave the stage on the ground (we have plenty of room behind the playset) where it can still be used as a stage (to rehearse!) and then when they want we can move it to the sandbox.