It’s already August and that means we’re getting close to the swan song of another summer. We’re already working on Christmas campaigns. Ergo, the rest of the year will be a blur. It’s time to seize the day and build a sandcastle to be remembered.
According to the experts, you need a few tools to get started: shovel, couple of buckets (at least 1 without a bottom), metal spatula, mechanical pencil, drinking straws, paintbrushes, trowel and measuring spoons.
You’ve always wanted to live on the water, so find a good site. Scout out an area a few feet (about 1/2 a meter) in diameter and dig a moat around it. Pile sand to form one of those volcanos you tried to make for your science fair, complete with the dip in the top. Carefully pour a bucket of water on top and pack the sand tightly as the water saturates the mound. Then jump up and down on it. Think of how good this is going to feel. (Free therapy!)
Use your largest bucket (with a bottom!) for a goopy half and half mix of sand and water. Now place the bottomless bucket bottom on your foundation and fill it with your messy mix to make a tower. Repeat this as many times as you need to until you have a bunch of towers. Do you like odd numbers of objects or even? What’s trending? You may even want trying different sized or shaped containers, for you know, visual interest. Or go ultra modern and build boring condo towers. Everyone is doing it! (Think juice cartons.)
Remember all those tools we talked about? Here’s what they’re for:
- trowel: carving bridges and stairs
- measuring spoons: removing sand from doorways and windows
- spatula: smoothing flat surfaces and straight walls
- paintbrushes: gently removing sharp corners
- drinking straw: blowing excess sand away
- mechanical pencil: carving non-structural detail work, like bricks and windows
Be humble when bombarded with jealous comments from the other beach goers amazed by your creativity and skill.
Finally, remember to immortalize said sandcastle on Facebook or Instagram, because if you don’t, did it even happen? And no need to Illustrator that shit before hitting the beach. This is free form creativity in the making. Go with that flow. Be all zen. Now bask in the comments of all those on FB and Insta who haven’t been outside all summer. Suckers.