sculpture can range from simple
to semi-elaborate, like this sandcastle
constructed along a summer lakefront.
think of surfing, fishing or swimming as the most popular summer
But there's nothing like daydreaming away an afternoon
building castles in the sand ...
building tools to use
As every kid
knows, you'll need a bucket and shovel for hauling the necessary
ingredients - water and sand - to your mini construction site. These
basics certainly come in handy for building up castle walls and
digging out your moat. If you use your hands, be careful of sharp
shells or discarded refuse as you dig down.
Also scout around
for discarded paper cups to form your turrets, along with smooth
beach glass and seashells
to decorate and strengthen your completed sand fortress.
completed "drip" castle.
Along with traditional
castle building techniques, also try sand "dribbling".
All you'll need is extra water mixed in with your sand to make a
slurry or wet sand "mud". Then steadily drip the slurry
onto your foundation for a wild and imaginative effect.
While sand castles
are usually a kid's domain, beach sculpture is becoming ever more
popular with adults who enter professional sand sculpture competitions held each summer at beach resorts worldwide.
Whether professional or amateur, the impermanence of sand means that at any moment your creation might be swept out to sea so building castles in the sand should never be taken too seriously. After all, the fun is in the making!
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