How to Build a Sandcastle

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Colleen Chatcavage
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How to Build a Sand Castle

For young and old alike, a trip to the beach means adventure, escape from worries and responsibilities of life and most importantly, relaxation. If you choose to go swimming or surfing, tossing a football around on the sand or just lounging on a towel to tan or take a nap, the beach means the place for fun. The only equipment that you need to bring to build a sand castle is a twelve inch deep pail, a small plastic shovel, in a color of your choice and plenty of moist sand, which you can find right at the beach.

Making a sand castle is enjoyed by every one of all ages, along the beaches sandy shores. Begin by digging up a large amount of sand. This should be enough to fill at least six pails and arrange it into a pile of your desired spot of where you are going to construct. Scoop the sand into your pail and begin to pat it down, leveling it off at the rim as you do so. You can now go and construct the first part of your castle; the towers. Take the pail and place one pail full of sand after another face down on the beach you have guarded off for yourself. Construct four towers, placing each mound twelve inches apart in a square. Once this is finished, you are ready to continue on to building the walls, connecting the four towers together. Go and scoop up sand along the perimeter of the castle, and arrange a wall six inches high and twelve inches long between each pair of towers. By doing this, you are also creating the moat that will be surrounding the sand castle. This can help ward off any warriors that threaten to destroy your castle, or any dangerous sea creatures. Now, with a steady hand, cut a one inch square block out of every other inch along the side of each tower. Your shovel will come in handy during this part. But make sure you smooth the tops and sides of the towers and walls before you begin.

Take a step back and admire your castle, in which you have created...
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