Forms, tools, techniques; you now have everything you need to make cool sand sculptures. Now what? I say: it’s time to enter a competition! Throughout the United States, towns and organizations hold sand sculpting events from April to November. Some competitions are one-day events for participation by individuals, families, or groups. Other events are weekend-long […]
A previous blog explained the three ways to pack sand for carving. Let’s take a closer look at one of them – hard pack. This method requires the use of a form. Remember that your form is open at BOTH ends, sand and water are packed in, and the form is then removed to reveal […]
Now that you have learned the basics about sand sculpting, it is time to put your skills to work. “But it’s December!” you say? No problem. If you live in an area that gets snow, practice in the snow. Pack and carve that white stuff. If you are near a shoreline and have a sweater […]
It’s a lovely day at the shore with your toolkit, water and sunscreen. So, what to carve? It may be a special occasion like someone’s birthday or anniversary. Think of a something that is important or meaningful to them. Perhaps you are a group of 4 working on the sculpture. In this case, be sure […]
There are very few rules when at the beach sand sculpting, but those few are very important for a good day of sculpting. Wear your sunscreen and protective clothing. Getting burnt can reallyruin your sculpting day as well as your next day. Stay hydrated. You may not realize how much you are losing hydration as […]
As far as creative art works go, sand sculpting is one of the most cost effective. There’s no need to buy special equipment. Gather up these items from around your home and you’re ready to go to the beach and carve! -Plastic utensils: A knife is the most used item by a sand sculptor. It […]
When you take a walk at the shore, do you spend much time looking down at the sand? Probably not; looking down for shells maybe, but not AT the sand. Sand sculptors do. It’s all about the sand. Look at it. Pick it up; touch it. Is it large granules? Does it have a […]
Here Sandi shares 1 simple and easy to follow tip that will help you build better sandcastles, specifically while using a sandcastle molding pail.