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
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.