Easy DIY Project: Fun Fortress Flags

[ 2 ] August 24, 2011 |

Any pile of sand can be magically transformed to castle status with the addition of a small flag. Make a bunch and pack them in your beach bag to add pops of color to your day in the sun.

Waterproof material such as a shopping bag or oil cloth
Wooden toothpicks
Glue stick
Sharp scissors

Snip two angles (triangle) at the hard crease of a shopping bag
Open into a diamond shape and apply glue to the inside
Insert a toothpick along the crease and fold
Adjust glued edges into a flag shape, smooth and allow to dry

Build a sandcastle and add your flags to the tops or turrets for a fortress worth protecting or royalty-ready palace by the sea.

Other fun uses to turn your beach outing into a banner day

  • Build a moat – Make a boat: Place a ball of Play-Doh inside an open clam shell; secure flag “pole” into dough. Now your castle has a sailboat.
  • Serve up style: Use to top sandwiches.
  • Stuck inside? Build with baking soda instead.


Category: crafts

Elyse Major

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Elyse (Press) Major has been creative since childhood. In addition to being a longtime contributor to Kidoinfo, Elyse has authored craft and DIY home décor books, and been featured in, produced projects and written for many home décor publications. She lives in her beloved Rhode Island with her awesome boys and husband. Follow Elyse / tinkered treasures on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and her blog tinkeredtreasures.com

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  1. Cindy Phillips says:

    Elyse –

    Love this idea!! So easy to do and will add that extra bit o’ fun to a day at the beach. Thank you for always thinking of ways to make each day brighter.


  2. Arthur Middleton says:

    Great idea! Now just add some plastic soldiers (or farmers!) to get things really hoppin’!

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