In summer, beach is always the perfect vacation spot. When you were kid, you built sand castles under the sun and then watched them to be washed away by the wave. It is popular and fabulous beach activity to tie closer family bond. Besides, it is pretty easy and interesting to learn for kids and adults.
Nowadays, there are many “sandcastlers” out there to work and build their fantastic castles. Although their jobs are hard, they enjoy the sea and sun while playing with sands. You may be not as skillful as those experts. However, you can enjoy the whole fun and happiness as they do from building sand castles. Before buying the necessary tool kit, you should learn some techniques and tricks to create better sand castles that you can dream up.
Your castle size, especially the height measurement, must be decided in preparing to draft the castle. Moist sand is the best medium to use after sketching your castle. In order to test and confirm, you can squeeze a sand ball for a few seconds and then it is perfect if it packs together without crumbling. The density is very important for a sand castle to be solid in the end.
During the process, you will need to remove and add back sands. It is quite daunting and repetitive. Therefore, carving out the sand castles in thin layers will make your task much easier. After completing the strong base, your sand castles should be started from top to bottom to reduce the likelihood of failure. Sand castle structure must be stable in order not to ruin the final work. The more solid the sand castles, the higher chance it will stand longer.
If you do not wish to use your hands, you can buy a few molds of different sizes and shapes to create and build up the sand castles that you imagine and draft. Do remember that even no dry sand is allowed, the water should be poured slowly in small amounts. Otherwise, over-wetting will destroy your fine works. Now do not forget to take more photos before it will be disappearing gradually with wind and water.
Learn it more so that sculpting sand castle will become hands-on for everyone. You might not carve a magnificent sand castle as those examples below but you have the ability to build your dream castle by your hands and those basic tools.
Before grabbing your pail and shovel, look at and admire this gallery comprising more than 30 amazing sand castles. They are so impressive until obtaining awards or compliments over the globe.
It somehow looks like Disneyland castle.
This reminds us of our sand works when we were young.
The horse and woman are creatively odd.
This requires patient and meticulous designers to finish this masterpiece.
Yes, welcome to his or her Kingdom!
It looks simple but is not easy to be so stable.
It is another masterpiece in sand castle world.
The doorway to sand castle is completed first.
This is so detailed with mud, grass and water.
Sand castle with lights has another feeling.
I bet you have dreamed of this classic castle before!
This castle is so different with temple-like buildings and sport car.
You can notice the bricks to build the wall of this sand castle.
The fountain is so beautiful and nice.
We like to build sand castle of this style when we were kids.
Who will want to live in this castle?
Or this castle with two door guards?
He is concentrating on drawing the wall pattern for his castle.
It is fantastic, awesome and inspiring.
How to judge others, compared to this breathtaking sand work?
Similarly, it is built in Boracay Island.
The castle windows and doors are beautifully carved.
It is the typical castle.
This castle is so simple and white.
They are beautiful, but do not last long.
Blue tops make this castle more outstanding.
Just hold your breath to continue admiring those sand castles.
At the night, they present different atmosphere.
If it was real, it would be one of the special buildings in the world.
Sand castle is not easy but rewarding when seeing your final result.
We hope that it could be the real architecture ever.