13 Uses for Your Little Red Wagon

There is no denying the usefulness of the classic little red wagon. If you are lucky enough to have one of these kicking around, here are some great ideas for putting it to work, many of them great for the garden.

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Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo By: Photo by Sam Henderson

Farmers' Market

Take your empty wagon to your local market and fill it up with fresh produce and locally made goods.

Block Table

Store bins of plastic blocks inside the wagon. Install base plates on the bed of the wagon. Remove the sides of the wagon for play and then easily transport it from room to room.

Family Picnic

There's room for everything in the wagon. Load up a picnic basket with food and serving implements. Load the basket and even more in the wagon and head off to the park or woods.

Gathering Leaves

Place a couple of lawn and leaf bags in the wagon and pull it from pile to pile for quick clean up.

Gathering Pine Cones

Decorate your home with pine cones. Take a walk on a forest path and fill your wagon up with fallen pine cones. Fill jars, hang on your holiday tree, or make a wreath.

Reading Nook

Remove one side of the wagon and fill with your child's favorite books. Place the wagon in a cozy corner of the room with a rug and comfy pillows.

Gathering Kindling

Fill your wagon with sticks and twigs to get the fireplace going. 

Apple Harvest

A trip to your local orchard with your wagon should yield plenty of fruit for the season.

Welcome Fall

Fill your wagon with mums or other seasonal flowers. Place at the front door to welcome your guests.

Trick or Treating

If you have plenty of ground to cover, your trick or treater will be happy to make the trip in the back of a wagon.

Pumpkin Patch

Your arms can only hold so much. Bring your wagon along and fill up on glorious pumpkins.

Gift Delivery

Deliver gifts and baked goods through the neighborhood. A festive red wagon acts as a sleigh of another kind.

Tree Display

Give your tree some height by placing it in your wagon. It is cute, easy to move if you need to get behind the tree, and makes moving the tree at the end of the season a snap.