During summer, you tend to spend a few hours on the beach with your kids or friend doing sculpting or other fun activities. However, as the summer season ends, and the kids are heading back to schools while your friends are getting back to their usual work-life routine, you should never fail to hit the beach just because you are alone. In fact, you can create some of the best memories by getting creative on the empty beaches. So if you live in an ocean city or perhaps find yourself exploring a beach just after summer, here are some helpful tips for creating sand sculptures like a pro. These simple tips will take your sand sculpting craft to the next level. Read on.
1. Make the most out of your household items
There are chances that you already own some of the best tools for sand sculpting, Do not be amazed by the fact that this art does not require complex tools. No. The common household items used found in your kitchen or garage come in handy for sand sculptors. Get a gardening spade, shovel and small paint from the garage. In the kitchen, take a few measuring spoons, melon ballers, forks, cake icing spreaders, straws, spatulas, wooden shish kabob spears, spoons and any other tool you think can be used for carving. Carry along these items to the beach; they will help you craft a masterpiece.
2. Use a bigger bucket
A large bucket or holding box is important especially if you want a bigger sand sculpture. Most people use the plastic sand buckets meant for children but they are not good enough to create a good starting block. Remember this is your starting point, so you might need a bucket big enough to hold the right amount of sand. One more tip when using buckets or other containers is removing the bottom part. A bucket filled with sand might be too heavy for some people to flip, so cutting the base and unpacking the sand upside down makes the job easier. The bucket is can also be helpful when carrying tools to the beach.
3. Sand consistency is crucial
It is important to remain consistent on the type of sand you pack for Sand Storm Events. It should always be wet but still not too soupy. Pack the sand in three inches consistently, while tamping it down with a piece of wood or plastic to make sure it is tightly packed. Keep adding sand into the bucket in three inches packs until it is full. If the sand consistency is appropriate, it will be easier to remove the blocks from the bucket.
4. Tell a story
It is easier and more interesting to create a collage of different shapes rather than limiting yourself to one shape. Be creative enough when sculpting to come up with something that will be not only visually appealing but also mind-blowing. Drive the viewers into contemplating about your creativity.