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Homemade Sand Castles

 Homemade Sand Castles
The is the perfect centerpiece for a beach themed party. Kids can also help making this project.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
1 Servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 6 cups moist sand
  • Sand castle molds of various shapes and sizes
  • Nautical rope, rocks and seashells


  • In a saucepan, combine flour and sugar. Gradually add cold water; mix
  • well. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture thickens to pudding
  • consistency.
  • Place sand in a large pail; stir in flour mixture. When cool to the
  • touch, mix together with your hands, adding more water if needed so
  • that sand holds its shape. Firmly pack into molds. Invert on a flat
  • surface; remove molds.
  • Let dry completely before handling. Depending on the humidity, this
  • may take a few days.
  • To create a centerpiece, weave rope between the sand castles; fill in
  • with sand, rocks and seashells.
  • Editor's Note: The sand mixture will keep for weeks when stored in an
  • airtight container. Yield: 1.