Sand Castles

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Making sandcastles is such a fun way to spend time at the beach. Kids, and big kids, of all ages can get in on this one and anything goes! After a great many castles of our own here are some ideas to help you get creative in the sand:

1. The Mermaid Tail
A favourite for little ones. Get the mermaid to sit in the sand and bury their legs up to the waist. Shape some fins at the end of the tail and draw on some scales.

2. The Snowman
A fun one to try at Christmas time. Use very wet sand and sculpt out the body, add a carrot and build the head around the carrot. Use shells for eyes and sticks for arms.

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3. Bridges and Tunnels
Bridges can be added over moats easily with wet sand. Put your hand in the moat where you would like the bridge to be and cover with very wet sand. Remember to put plenty on the bases of the bridge too. Give it a moment to set and gently remove your hand.

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4. The Headless Sand Creature
A silly one for a laugh. Bury one person up to the neck and have the second person lie beside them. Male sure you crop out the second head in the photo!

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5. Traditional Castles
My top tips for traditional sand castles are:
-Use VERY wet sand.
-Start on a solid base. Soak the sand and jump on it.
-Use cutlery or cake decorating tools to sculpt out details.
-If you can, use a container with no top or bottom so you can pack in the sand.
-Make the most of shells, sticks and seaweed for decorations.
-Always add the moat last.

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This is all part of our involvement in the 'Moments worth Millions' campaign run by Carnival encouraging families to go out and make amazing memories on a budget. Check out their blog for more fun holiday ideas.