Professional Sandcastles at 2015 Paso ArtsFest
It seems everyone loves the pleasure of playing in the sand. In this post I will return to the Paso ArtsFest of 2015, to the middle of Pine Street next to the park where all ages are playing in the sand. The photo below shows the pros -- the ones who brought all the sand boxes and who build spectacular castles.
Sand sculpture is definitely an art, as anyone who has ever tried it knows. I've often wondered how it feels to build a magnificent sand castle, and then have to tear it down to take it somewhere else and start over, or to build on the beach and walk away, either watching as the tide comes in and the waves knock it down, or just knowing that will happen when you are gone.
Children and Sand Just Go Together
These children can see the sand castle being built a few feet away from them, but they see no need to imitate what the adults are doing. They are perfectly content to just enjoy the sensations of the sand as they touch it and any discoveries they might make about how it responds to their touch. They are enjoying the now, free from the pressure to build something just because someone else is. They can follow where their imaginations lead.
Give your own children the pleasure of playing in the sand this summer. You may even want to join them. Here are some great sand toys and tools to make it even more fun.
John Deere 15Dinosaur Sand Claws Beach Toy Set for Kids with Bucket, Shovels, Rakes & 7 Shape MoldsBo-Toys Beach Sand Toys Set in Zippered Bag Castle Bucket, 15 PieceBeach Toy Set for Kids,Big 28 Pcs Sand Play Set with Models and Molds,[Castle+ Animal + Tool, Colorful]