Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Disclosure: This is a guest post from Megan at Housewife On A Mission

How many of you take family vacations to the beach....or if you live near the beach, you have beach days? My family and I typically do one beach vacation a year and we have so much fun! Both of my kids love to build sand castle and play in the sand...well what kid doesn't? Do you ever have trouble repacking your beach bag of toys? I have to admit, I'm not the greatest at this task and it's probably funny to watch me attempt to "clean up the beach toys" because I never can get our big awkward pails and buckets to fit in the bag with the other beach toys right. I'm not the only one, right?

Well I was recently introduced to a pail that will forever change our beach trips! Packable Pails are a really neat pail that flattens, so that you can easily pack away the pails in the beach bag! AND they even come with a little shovel for your child(ren) to play with.

About Packable Pails:
Why spend your vacation buying beach toys at high prices when you can bring them with you! Packable Pails are durable, collapsible silicone buckets that fit easily into your suitcase or beach bag. They are square and look just like a traditional full size beach pail, but are collapsible in one quick easy motion and labeled a BRILLIANT invention for moms by moms. Ideal for making sandcastles, collecting seashells, use in the backyard sandbox, serve snacks, reusable gift container, Easter basket and more (adapted from!
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  • FDA food safe, BPA free
  • Unaffected by UV rays
  • Washable, foldable and durable
  • Safe for kids, plants, pets or washing
  • Laboratory tested and approved to meet CPSC Guidelines
  • Size 8.5 inches wide, 6.5 inches height, collapses to 2 inches
  • Available in Starfish Orange, Playtime Purple, Aquatic Aqua, Sunshine Yellow and Paradise Pink.
We were sent a packable pail in the color Aquatic Aqua, which came with a white shovel. Right away I took notice of the material used. Plastic for the bottom and top (and handle) with a softer rubber-like material for the sides of the pail, which is of course is flexible. 

As you can see in the pictures above, the pail is flat when collapsed. This makes transporting the pail all the more convenient! 

Opening the pail up is super easy to do. Just take you hand and push down the bottom from the top. Once open, the pail has a nice size to it, perfect for collecting sand, sea shells and ocean water when building sand castles! When closing the pail, you simple push it back in to the flat collapsed position. 

This pail can also be used at home for playing in the backyard, and you can also use the pail to make a really neat Easter basket, or a fun beach themed birthday gift, filled with goodies and toys!

The durability of this pail is great, I have no doubt this pail will get us through many years of family beach vacations, and we cannot wait to use it this Summer at the beach!

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Cyndi said...

Frequent trips to Grandma's house at the lake. I could just leave the buckets in the car since they take up less space.

Heather62 said...

This is by far the most innovative new kids toy I've seen in a long time. This would make any trip to the beach or the sandbox at the park so much easier. Love it!

VickeC said...

id love to win to try this out,havent tried their products yet

Beth R said...

This would be great for taking to the beach or in the stroller for our adventures on walks

Beth R said...

This would be great for taking to the beach or in the stroller for our adventures on walks

Judy said...

We take our grandchildren to the beach every summer. These would be great for the trip.