Cinnamon in the Sandbox--- Did anyone else know this???? Now that its getting warmer, the kids are going to want to play in the sandbox. Cinnamon in the Sandbox keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants... but I never thought of this! Brilliant! I've also heard it will keep the cats out.
Suspend a canvas tent over a sandbox to provide shade. looks like a ship. Cinnamon in the Sandbox - It keeps the bugs away! Haven't tried this but I do know that a similar amount of red pepper (possibly paprika--you'd have to experiment) keeps cats from sneaking in and using it as a litter box. It works well in the landscaping, too, if a neighbor's or wild cat sprays.