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Friday, September 12, 2014

Fun at the Florida Beaches - How To Build A Sand Sculpture

Elephant Sand Sculpture
Dumbo Sand Sculpture on the Beach
Have you ever been to the beach and seen those people that create huge, amazing sand sculptures and wondered how they do it? I know I have!

Contrary to oft-repeated rumors, they aren't using "special sand," glue, sugar water or hairspray to make those magnificent sand creations. It's just plain old beach sand and water and it's something anyone can do. Anyone with a little bit of creativity, that is.

The key is LOTS of water. The more water you mix with the sand, the more compact and sturdy your sculpture will be. It's also important to note that the bottom has to be wider than anything on the top; otherwise, the whole thing could come a-tumblin' down!

Below, is a video that shows how one sand artist creates a dolphin in the sand. Matt Long explains the tools that he uses - many of which you probably already have lying around the house - and shows you exactly how it is done.

After watching the video, I can't wait to give it a try! I'm thinking a car sculpture, maybe ...


Florida Travel Sleuth Quote of the Day: "Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually." - Jimi Hendrix

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