Well, it wasn't easy with a 3 year old around. But free tires from garages more then willing to give them away. A few cans of spray paint from Walmart (paint after assembled to save on paint) and Cypress mulch (packs really nicely) from Home Depot. Adding in a Little Tikes sliding board that he is out growing and you have a home made fun, play area for a very active little boy!!
I found this Little Tikes Turtle abandonded along the curbside.When I asked the man working outside if they were throwing it away and he said that they were this Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox became my first Little Tikes makeover. I used Krylon Fusion spray paint. I prepared surface according to directions. I painted the eyes with outdoor paint, which I already had. Turtle sandbox $0. Spray paint 3 cans total each about $3.50=$10.50.