Building a castle is buckets of fun, so why not make a few with your kids during your Ocean Isle Beach vacation this summer? All you need are sand, water, a few household items, and some helping hands. Don't worry, we'll provide the sand, pristine beaches, and beautiful Carolina sun. What more could you ask for?
What You'll Need
The tools you'll need for making a magnificent sand castle are cheap and easy to find. You might even have many of the tools of the trade in your kitchen. Here are the basics:
Shovel for scooping and packing
Small bucket for shaping towers
Paint stirrer for sketching and smoothing
Straws for blowing excess sand away
Measuring spoons and melon baller for making windows
Offset spatula and plastic knife for carving
Large buckets for hauling water and building
Have A Plan
Before you start it's a good idea to have an idea of what you want to build. Of course, this might be like herding cats with the really little ones in the family, or it might be an excellent way to give them direction. Either way, for the serious sand castle builder having a plan is an essential first step.
Follow These Easy Steps For Success
Advanced Techniques and Tips
Use A Butter Knife
Butter knives have nice round edges, are safe for the kids, perfect for cutting finer details, and they don't remove too much material at one time.
Find Interesting Molds
Hit the hardware store and look for different size buckets, interesting containers, and even PVC pipe to give you more design features.
Set Up Near The Waterline
The sand near the waterline is firmer and will provide better support for your castle. Just don't get too close.
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