I saw this on Cool Mom Picks last week. The Sand Sac is a 100% cotton pail that comes with a bamboo shovel (admittedly it looks more like a spoon but it will still shovel sand). It also comes with fabric markers so you can decorate yourself. It is such a perfect sand toy, especially for anyone concerned about having to much plastic. It will carry sand or water just like a plastic bucket but it made of renewable resources, is machine washable and contains no petroleum products (yay!). It is also collapsible, meaning it takes up much less room in an overcrowded beach bag. I think I may put this on my list for all summer birthday parties. The Sand Sac people suggests using them as party favors – and now I have another reason to wish my kids had summer birthdays.