How to Build a Sandcastle

Sand Castle
Sand Castle

What You'll need:

  • Sand
  • Water
  • Shovel
  • Bucket
  • Decorations (seashells, seaweed, etc.)
  • inspiration



  1. Gather your tools and materials
  2. Make sure sand is wet
  3. Shovel the wet sand into bucket, filling it completely
  4. In one fell swoop, overturn bucket and place it upside down
  5. Slowly lift bucket straight up and remove it. You should now have a nicely formed mound of sand in the shape of the bucket you used.
  6. Use your hands and fingers to modify the shape of your castle (ie, add windwos, doors, etc.).
  7. Decorate your sandcastle with seashells, seaweed or anything else you like. Use your imagination.
  8. Stand back and admire your masterpiece!


  • Use a trowel, spoon or other tools to help you shape your sandcastle.
  • Dig a moat around your sand castle and fill it with water.
  • Make a Trebuchet and storm the castle!


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