- Choose a spot reasonably close to the shoreline on flat wettish sand.
- Dig a hole. Keep digging until you hit water. Now you can use the sand from the bottom of the hole to make your sculpture.
- Start with a densely packed mound of wet sand. To get the best density, build up the mound gradually: Add 12cm of sand, pack down firmly with your fists, then pour half a bucket of water on top. (You can never add too much water; any excess will just drain out.) Repeat until you’ve reached your desired height.
- Carve and smooth. Work from top to bottom. You’ll lessen the chance that falling sand or an ill-placed knee will ruin your work. As you create finer details like windows and stairs, blow away excess sand using a straw.
- Remember to moisten as necessary. The longer you work on your composition, the more your sand sculpture will dry out – you must keep it moist.
Below are two entries from previous competitions 🙂