It is a plastic disc with handles. It is bowl-shaped to ride above the snow.
Did you know the the snow saucer can be utilized in the summer, too? Put some sand in it and set it on a table and you have an impromptu sandbox.
I did not set this up. My wife set this up for our grandson. For me, though, it was pure genius. First, it provides a comfortable level on which to work. The saucers are set on summer tables that are 17 inches off the ground. Perfect for a two and a half year old. Second, the two saucers are connected with an improvised bridge made from a piece of gutter screen.
I did add one feature to the sandbox: a box into which my grandson could transport the sand from the saucer sandbox.
When all is said and done for the day, the saucer sandbox contraption is easily put away and covered.
This quirky type of genius must run in the family. Earlier this summer, my daughter made a water table of sorts out of a snow sled. My grandson looks pretty comfortable in an industrious sort of way with his chair partially in the sled water table.
I am kidding when I say this quirky type of genius must run in the family. There are countless examples of others in the blogosphere combining ordinary objects into something new.
This post is a celebration of how the ordinary can be transformed into something else that is ordinary. Two ordinaries, of course, make something that is extra-ordinary.