- First, find a spot just above the high-tide line, so your creation doesn’t get washed away.
- Shovel sand into a pile.
- Then add water to keep it dense, and pound the wet sand down.
- Repeat until you achieve a good height.
- Now for the sculpting: Carve with your trowel and refine with your palette knife, starting at the top and working your way down.
Sandcastles Made Simple (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009; $10.95) by Lucinda Wierenga
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