Beach Bucket

The beach bucket is the most nostalgic of all bucket varieties. As kids, it’s likely that these colored containers were our first ever bucket experience. These pint-sized pails usually measure in at a gallon or less, but they’re perfectly scaled to the children using them.

painted beach buckets

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As a kid, my mother would bathe us in plastic buckets. Kids are pretty small, and bathing them in small vessels uses less hot water than filling up a big, adult-sized bathtub.

Obviously, kids will outgrow a 5 gallon bucket before too long, so they can be graduated up to an 18 gallon rubbermaid!

Child Swing

Here’s a way to provide some cheap entertainment to a child! The folks over at EcoProjecteer have developed what they call the “bucket swing” using a cut-up 5 gallon bucket.

Most 5 gallon buckets are made with very heavy duty plastic, but I would still consider reinforcing the eye holes the ropes are threaded through. I have had buckets split on me, and I would hate for that to happen to one of these swings.

Visit their site for the detailed instructions.