It’s amazing what you can create with just sand, water and lots of imagination.
AN outing by the beach provides a wonderful respite from the daily grind. How lovely it is to watch the waves lapping the shores, children shrieking with delight as they splash in the water, and coconut fronds dancing to the rhythm of the wind.
The beach makes a great playground for kids. With their little pails and mini spades, children love to dig into the wet sand and create anything that catches their fancy.
Let’s join Starchild readers as they let their imagination run free and talk about the Sand Sculptures that they want to build.
Carmen Wong Xue Men, nine, wants to take part in a sand sculpture competition at Cherating Beach. “I would like to build a colourful sand castle. I will use recycled items like straws, leaves, coloured paper and cloth. I hope our team will win a big trophy and everybody can snap pictures of our lovely sand castle,” she says.
Arvind Asokan, eight, says that during the holidays, he went to the beach with his dad while his brother and mother were on the yacht. “I built two sand castles. My father helped me. I was very happy that day.”
“I love trains. I will build an LRT system as my sand sculpture,” says Sanjeevram Saravanan, five, who aims to win first place in a sand sculpture competition.
Ng Jun Yang, eight, is thinking of Egypt, which he hopes to visit someday.
He hopes to build a sand sculpture in the shape of a pyramid. He hopes that his sculpture will win first prize, too.
Jennifer Priscilla Lourdsamy wants to build a sand sculpture in the shape of a mermaid sitting on a rock.
Lee Yong Shen, six, loves to go to Port Dickson with his family. “I can swim, enjoy the scenery, have a picnic and build sand sculptures. My younger brother and sister will help me to build my sand sculptures. It will be fun.”
A robot made of sand – that’s what Bhuvenraj Ganesh, five, wants to create on the beach. He also plans to use coloured sand for some parts of the sand sculpture. “The robot will be as tall as me.”
Brian Jude Fernandez, seven, wants to build an island for his sand sculpture. On the island, he will build a castle and make sand sculptures of people on horses.
Lim Xiwei, seven, wants to build a sand sculpture of a man. “We will use party cone hat, pebbles, red paint, scarf and sticks to make the sandman more attractive.”
Desrina Pereira, eight, wants to build a sand castle with two interconnecting bridges made of planks.
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Carmen Wong Xue Men, 9
Lauryn Tan Zi Yi, 6
Glenn Wong Yuen Hor, 6