Parents (USA)

SECRETS OF MAKING SAND SCULPTURES

Turns out, it’s all about wet sand—and carving. Ed “Sandy Feat” Moore, of Raleigh, North Carolina, famous for his creations, has these tips.

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LOAD UP ON WATER.

Fill the bucket full of water first, then add about half a bucket’s worth of sand. Scoop the extra-wet sand from the bottom and plop it onto the beach as your base.

MAKE A PILE. Next, build a hill of sand on your base with an indentatio­n in the middle (like a big donut), then dump a bucket of water over it. You’ll have super-wet sand—which holds up better than dry—to start your creation.

USE A SCULPTING TOOL. Hand your kid a shell, a stick, or a plastic spoon.

CARVE INTO THE WET SAND. Carving offers more creativity and control than the usual bucket mold. Instead of the classic castle, try sculpting a turtle or a fish.

DIG A MOAT TO FRAME YOUR CREATION. Scrape around the sculpture with hands or a shell.

BE NICE! Respect the sand art of others. If you didn’t make it, don’t break it.

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