Meet the Sullivans: DIY Backyard Dinosaur Island

June 29, 2016

DIY Backyard Dinosaur Island

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The days of summer are long and hot, my friends! We've been staying busy with camps, classes and what not, but every once in a while what we really need is a day at home to just BE. A day at home recharges us, lets us spend some extra time enjoying each other and might even allow me a little time to get some house work in... if I can occupy my little men for a few minutes!

One of Owen's favorite things to do in the backyard is play in the dirt, so I made him this adorable and inviting Dinosaur Island to play with. I like to think of it as a fairy garden for kids who love dinosaurs!

It's quite messy, but with the stain fighting power of all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ I knew it wouldn't be too tough to handle! The scent of which is actually what inspired me to bring the tropics to our very own backyard with this Dino Island! 

To get started making your own Dinosaur Island you'll need:

a planter or container
enough dirt or sand to fill it
small dinosaurs
small trees / plants

I was able to pull most of these items out of Owen's supply of toy dinosaurs. The palm trees came in a set of dinosaurs, but I also think that planting succulents in the pot would not only serve the same purpose, but it would also be really pretty!

To get started I filled the pot with soil I purchased at the garden store, and then arranged a little pool for the dinosaurs using an old baby food bowl. I arranged the dinosaurs for Owen and the invited him out to see it! He was so excited and blown away by his very own Dinosaur Island!

He played with it non stop for about 45 minutes the first time -- which allowed me a little time to play with Luke and clean out our sand toys -- and has continued to request some time out in the backyard to play with it. I love that it keeps him occupied and lets him have fun and get a little messy!

Or should I say A LOT messy? Yikes! That t-shirt used to be bright white!

Luckily, when all was said and done I was able to make his white t-shirt bright white again thanks to the all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ I had picked up at Safeway the day before! What I love about all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ is that not only does it smell absolutely amazing, it also contains in-wash pre-treaters for great stain removal, which is definitely what we needed with all of that dirt.

And personally, I love that it enables me to bring the freshness of the tropics home with the trusted cleaning power of all®. Fresh Tropical Mist is the newest scent from all®, and the light, fresh and floral scent made me feel like I was on a tropical island and not in our hot garage doing laundry!

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