This weekend is Sand in the City and this year there is a mini sand sculpting competition for the public. ICPL can help you with ideas on how to craft a sandcastle or other sand creations. Sandcastles Made Simple by Lucinda “sandy feet” Wierenga offers step-by-step instructions from extremely simple to very elaborate structures.
Her suggestions for tools are to look no farther than your kitchen drawer or toolbox – a pastry knife, spoons and forks, a paint scraper, a melon baller, toothpicks, measuring cups, a soft bristled paintbrush, a a spray bottle and a plastic straw will all come in handy. If you are not participating in Sand in the City and are going to the beach or just hanging out in the backyard sandbox, you will need a shovel with a small scoop and of course a bucket or two.
If you get bit by the sand sculpting bug there are competitions all across the United States.