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DIY Sandcastle Ideas To Take Summer From Good To Great



Bring your sandcastle game to the next level with these fun and creative DIY sandcastle ideas!

13 Fun-Filled DIY Sandcastle Ideas

Summer is finally here! I just can’t wait to go to the beach and have tons of fun in the sun. One thing that I and my family love the most, aside from swimming of course, is building sandcastles. We even do a little contest and ask other beach-goers to judge which one they like best. A little competition is always healthy for the family so I’m always looking for ways to kick things up a notch. If you’re also looking for creative ways to build your sandcastle, then these DIY ideas will help.

1. How To Build A Sandcastle

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image via Martha Stewart

Have your family ever had a discouraging sandcastle fiasco? Take your family’s sand castle creations to the next level with this easy to follow tutorial. With the proper tools and teamwork, you’ll have a great sandcastle in no time.

2. How To Make A Hardened Sand Castle Out Of Baking Soda

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How To Make A Hardened Sand Castle Out Of Baking Soda | DIY Sandcastle Ideas To Take Summer From Good To Great

Building sandcastles is a fun family activity whether at the beach or indoors, so it’s sad that these amazing creations aren’t meant to last forever. Want to know how to preserve your wonderful creation? Here’s how you can harden your DIY sand castle with baking soda.

3. Sand Dough

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image via Make Life Lovely

There will be times when you won’t have time to go to the beach but the kids still want to make sand castles. This DIY sand dough is the perfect solution to enjoy this amazing beach activity at home.

4. Travel-Friendly Mini Sand Castle Kit

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image via Play Trains

Want to make adorable sand castles even on the go? This travel-friendly mini sand castle kit will be perfect for kids and makes an amazing beach birthday party, wedding favors, or even a bon voyage gift.

5. Sand Castle Puffy Paintings

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image via Still Playing School

If you’re stuck indoors and sandcastle supplies are not readily available, what do you do when the inspiration to build a sandcastle strikes? Well, you can still make a sand castle by painting! This will be a fun activity kids will enjoy doing for hours!

6. How To Dye Sand

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image via Diana Rambles

Why settle for plain sand when you can have it vibrantly colored? Learn how to dye sand and make your sand castles more fun and summery!

7. Homemade Aqua Sand

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image via Growing a Jeweled Rose

Normally you build your sand castle on a dry land. This time, learn how to build it in water with this easy-to-follow DIY tutorial. If you love to give your kids new play materials, this homemade aqua sand is just perfect!

8. Geometric Sand Castle

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image via thisiscolossal

This is not your usual sand castle, it’s uniquely beautiful. If you head to the beach this summer I hope this cool creation sparks some inspiration to play in the sand and come up with your own unique design.

9. Elegant Sand Castle

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image via Wendy Johnson

If elegance and sophistication are what you look for in a sandcastle, this beautiful sandcastle sculpture is such a great inspiration. A couple of curves and floral accent.

10. Clearwater Sand Castle

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image via Sandpearl Resort Clearwater Beach

If you want something that is a bit towery this clearwater sandcastle is the inspiration you’re looking for. This is simply a fabulous creation that will catch everybody’s eye!

11. Sand Castle Crown

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image via BHG

How’s this for a patriotic sandcastle? The next time you head to the beach, make sure you’ve got a cute little star-spangled banner with you. It’s the perfect embellishment for your sandcastle to celebrate an All-American summer, just like this patriotic sand castle crown.

12. Caramel Rice Krispies Treat Sand Castle

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image via Hungry Happenings

Grab your sand molds and start making this edible sand castle. I’m sure you’ll have all the fun crafting this in your kitchen, plus the kids are sure to be eager to help! A sure winner indeed!

13. Build a Better Sand Castle

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image via The Orange County Register

So you now know how to build a sand castle. It’s now time to learn how to make a better one and enjoy a lasting impression – let the infographic above guide you through!

Want to see how to build a sand castle? Then watch this time-lapse video from ClayWindow:

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Building a sand castle is such a rewarding family activity in which every member of the family can take part. These 13 DIY sandcastle ideas are just a wonderful inspiration but with the whole family’s creativity, what you can come up with will surely top them all! Not to mention the priceless memories you’ll be making, too!

Do you think you’re ready to build your own sand castle? Let us know in the comments section below!

Looking for some fun free activities to do at the beach? Check out these super fun FREE things to at the beach and I’m sure your family will have a blast this summer!

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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