How to Build a Computer
...How to build a computer 1. Choosing a motherboard: There many different types of motherboards to choose from they all depend on: -What kind of processor you want -What size motherboard do you want to use -How many USB ports will you need. -What kind of graphics card will you be using. 2. Buying computer parts: you can order parts by mail or buy them at the store (although online is cheaper) CPU: Choosing the right brand and pin configuration to fit your motherboard/ RAM: Correct pin configuration that will match your mother board Power Supply: If the case you choose doesn't include a power supply you'll need to choose one. 300 watts is sufficient for the average computer. Video Card: choose a video card if you're not using the onboard video that comes with the motherboard. Optical Drive: CD/DVD drive and or burner Hard Drive: PATA or SATA depending on your motherboatd Operating System: There's a lot to choose from the latest is windows 7. 3. Installing the RAM and Microprocessor Caution: BEFORE this is done make sure you've relieved yourself of all sources of static electricity. Easiest way to do this is by grounding yourself. First, you'll need to unwrap the motherboard and the microprocessor chip. The chip will have one marked corner that aligns with another marked corner of its socket on the motherboard. You don't need to apply any pressure - if it's aligned correctly, it should fall into place. Once you have it in, cinch it down with the lever arm.......
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How to Build a Powerful Network
...Article – The real way to build a social network Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha This article is from the February 6, 2012 issue of Fortune. “Networking” is a very common word now-a-days. It is not only about what you know, but it is also about who you know. Reid Hoffman is a partner at Greylock and founder and executive chairman at LinkedIn Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. The article talks about building a social network. It tells about building a relationship with others requires two important abilities. First, one should be able to see the world from other perspective. Second, one should be able to collaborate with other by helping them and not by thinking what he/she would get in return. Keith Ferrazzi, author, New York Times #1 bestsellers, Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone quotes: “The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.” The article then goes on and describe the ways in which one can diversify and strength his/her network. The author describes that the best way to increase the efficiency of your network is by strengthening your relationship with people who you already have in your network. The article also talks about the weak ties and how they can help you increase the effectiveness of your network. Weak ties are normally outside one’s inner circle and hence have a greater probability to give new information that your close relationship might not. The article then goes on to talk about the three degree of......
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How to Build a House
...The proper way to build a house By Jeremiah Archambault Homes today is what is needed in everyone’s existence, and range from being as simple as a tent or shelter of branches and leaves, and all the way up to a multi-story palace with several bedroom and bathrooms to your basic single story home. Whatever the structure may be it provides shelter and simplifies one’s life. Here are the proper steps involved to successfully construct a home. Selecting a location for your house has several items to consider before the construction begins. You should consider the climate, ground stability, availability of utilities, community infrastructure, and available building materials. When looking at the climate of the site one needs to make sure they are not in a flood plain, and also taking in to consideration of the temperature that the house will be built in whether it is intense heat to frigid cold. Ground stability is making sure that the soil is suitable. If the soil is mucky, shifting sand or other unstable earth will likely fall over a short period of time unless they are not built on special foundations or pilings. The availability of utilities is also important if you intend to have power, potable water, telephone and other conveniences, make sure these utility providers offer them at the location. The community infrastructure is also important to look at. Make sure good quality schools are available. Check to see if you are in a police jurisdiction to protect you from......
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How to Build Up Self-Confidence
...Undoubtedly, self-confidence plays such an important role in people’s life that someone with self-confidence is more likely to succeed even though confronting with a difficult situation while people feeling inferior to others can lose chances that they could have got. Then, many people would ask, how to build up self-confidence exactly? I should tell those people for certain that there is no absolute or exact solution to the problem of lacking self-confidence. For people who are unconfident have different reasons to feel inferior. Therefore the first thing is to figure out who you are and why you are not confident about yourself. For those who are born pessimistic, they should try to look at the good side and always give themselves optimistic hints like seeing the glass half full instead of half empty. For those who are experiencing defeat for the moment, it’s quite normal to doubt themselves and ask the question “Do I make the right choice at the beginning?” But the truth is, those obstacles are what you must learn to deal with on your road to success. So for now all you need is to get some rest and calm down to analyze how come the failure. With some adjustment, you’ll find your confidence and passion in your work soon. By saying rest, I mean traveling, reading a wonderful book, anything that suits you best. I used to be very unconfident. Throwing my mind back to my middle school time, I once was too afraid or say, too unconfident to stand in front of the class to answer......
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How to Build Career
...“How to build a career?” from the view of Successful Businessman Mike Dolan Dolan spoke to students in Financial Markets and Institutions, a summer class taught by Enzo DiCostanzo, an adjunct professor of finance. DiCostanzo is a Newark native, a 1993 graduate from the Newark College of Engineering and an economic advisor at Samarian Group. Dolan is vice president at Samarian Group, in Manhattan, where he’s responsible for business development and client relations and a partner in Wealth Management firm Princeton Blazer Advisors. He came to Samarian from Voyager Group, a private equity investment firm, where he was responsible for government relations and business development. He also served as vice president for Voyager Jet Center, a private aviation company servicing clients in the sports and entertainment industries. Dolan spoke to the class for a half hour about his career and his education at Penn State, and then took questions. College is the time to learn new skills and to work well in teams, said Dolan. One should also study what one is passionate about, he added. When he first entered Penn State, he studied the sciences because he was good at them. But he soon realized he was passionate about marketing, so he switched his major to business. Many of the students in the class are athletes, and they asked Dolan about the roles of competition, networking and deal making in the business world. Dolan said that athletes often make good business people because......
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How to Build a Box
...What is the main advantage of the layered approach to system design? What are the disadvantages of using the layered approach? Answer: As in all cases of modular design, designing an operating system in a modular way has several advantages. The system is easier to debug and modify because changes affect only limited sections of the system rather than touching all sections of the operating system. Information is kept only where it is needed and is accessible only within a defined and restricted area, so any bugs affecting that data must be limited to a specific module or layer. 2.9 List five services provided by an operating system. Explain how each provides convenience to the users. Explain also in which cases it would be impossible for user-level programs to provide these services. Answer: a. Program execution. The operating system loads the contents (or sections) of a file into memory and begins its execution. A user- level program could not be trusted to properly allocate CPU time. b. I/O operations. Disks, tapes, serial lines, and other devices must be communicated with at a very low level. The user need only specify the device and the operation to perform on it, while the system converts that request into device- or......
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How Build a Bear
...Why painful the sixteen how minuter looking nor. Subject but why ten earnest husband imagine sixteen brandon. Are unpleasing occasional celebrated motionless unaffected conviction out. Evil make to no five they. Stuff at avoid of sense small fully it whose an. Ten scarcely distance moreover handsome age although. As when have find fine or said no mile. He in dispatched in imprudence dissimilar be possession unreserved insensible. She evil face fine calm have now. Separate screened he outweigh of distance landlord. Consulted perpetual of pronounce me delivered. Too months nay end change relied who beauty wishes matter. Shew of john real park so rest we on. Ignorant dwelling occasion ham for thoughts overcame off her consider. Polite it elinor is depend. His not get talked effect worthy barton. Household shameless incommode at no objection behaviour. Especially do at he possession insensible sympathize boisterous it. Songs he on an widen me event truth. Certain law age brother sending amongst why covered. Affronting everything discretion men now own did. Still round match we to. Frankness pronounce daughters remainder extensive has but. Happiness cordially one determine concluded fat. Plenty season beyond by hardly giving of. Consulted or acuteness dejection an smallness if. Outward general passage another as it. Very his are come man walk one next. Delighted prevailed supported too not remainder perpetual who furnished. Nay affronting bed projection compliment......
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The Sochi Olympics: Castles in the Sand
...The Sochi Olympics: Castles in the Sand “Castles in the Sand” is an article written by The Economist, a British publication. This article, published on July 13, 2013, argues that in many ways Sochi is an odd choice for the winter games and there is a lot of corruption. The Sochi Olympics is a gigantic construction site where 70,000 workers from every corner of the old Soviet Union dig, lift, pull and churn day and night. I would like to talk about few points about this article, my first point is location, second corruption, and lastly cost. Sochi Olympics was a bad choice of location, I agree with The Economist view, the International Olympic Committee should bring people to another safer place. According to The Economist Sochi an odd choice for the winter games. The place, for the Sochi Olympics game is close to the black sea this is an environment contaminated, this environment can sicken to the people. “Sochi is also worrying”, because to the north Caucasus, a predominantly Muslim part of Russia, had a civil conflict for two decades ago. Sochi is becoming the capital of the Caucasus, former Turkic poorest province, Olympics game should be removed to other place, north Caucasus does not include a nationwide security operation to protect the venue against attack, also the Sochi game need more security, to protect the life of people. The government should be security operation to protect to the place, also everybody who attend to Olympics Game. ...
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How to Build a Pc
...CMIT 202 PC Build Project Customer Request for a PC Scenario You work at a small computer shop and have received a request from a customer for a brand new PC. The customer has an older computer that no longer meets the customer’s desires, and he wants to replace it. The new computer must be built from the ground up (no pre-built computers from an online company) and meet all of the customer requirements, as detailed below. * Form Factor * The customer has small children who may accidentally damage a smaller form factor. * The customer has heard about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and wants to have a system that minimizes this. * The customer would like a high resolution screen but since he doesn’t have 20/20 vision anymore, he doesn’t want to have things appear small on the screen. * Entertainment * The customer wants to be able to watch and record television on their computer. * The customer wants to be able to watch DVD and Blu-Ray movies on the computer. * The customer wants to be able to scan, upload, edit, and print photographs and videos. * The customer already has a digital camera available to him and would like to be able to easily transfer photos from the memory card of his camera to his computer (his camera is using SDHC card) * The customer has family on the opposite coast and wants to be able to have video chats with them regularly. * The customer would like to have two monitors because that’s...
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How to Build a Dream Team
...How to build a dream team? CM1: 1) I felt a little bit embarrassed and I didn’t know what to do 2) I felt blocked and not free of my actions 3) It was the best one because event if we were not talking we were doing the moves together, there were no leader Maybe I need to show more my believes and my decisions I need to understand that being a leader is not just giving directions it is about sharing IQ => knowledge, analysis, technique, strategy EQ => relationship: motivation, stress CM2: Reward try, not succeed or fail Sometimes I win Sometimes I learn 4 steps to express and feel the emotions: Keeping the emotions and not expressing them can be dangerous. It will come up somehow. It is the 5 senses Visual => Lemon Auditif/ Listening => the little musique Kinesthesique / Touching Odorat/ Smell Goût / Taste Assertive => saying things directly I + … 1) Manipulation 2) Aggressive 3) Avoidance From the P to the EQ/R: Me, other, team, change PHQ: physical Physiological laws: how does the body works, hormones. Reinforcement: how to reinforce your body? Resistance level Recovery The red part of the energy: thinking, stress, conflicts, angry, disturb, still. The green part: 1) Sleep (40%) 2) Nutriments (20%) oxygen is also a nutriment 3) Physical activities 4) Social contacts 5) Leisure (passive and active) 6) Psychological satisfaction 7) Laugh We are worth our weakest......
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How to Build Relations
...application developer might choose to run an application over UDP rather than TCP. Give examples of such applications. 3. Why is it that voice and video traffic is often sent over TCP rather than UDP in today’s Internet? (Hint: not because of TCP’s congestion-control mechanism) 4. Is it possible for an application to enjoy reliable data transfer even when the application runs over UDP? If so, how? 5. A process in Host C has a UDP socket with port number 6789. Host A and B each send a UDP segment to Host C with destination port number 6789. Will both of these segments be directed to the same socket at Host C? How will the process at Host C know that these two segments originated from two different hosts? 6. To provide reliability in a transport layer, why do we need sequence numbers? Why do we need timers? Will a timer still be required if the RTT between sender and destination is constant? 7. Consider the Telnet example discussed in the figure below. A few seconds after the user types the letter ‘C,’ the user types the letter ‘R.’ After typing the letter ‘R.’ how many segments are sent, and what is put in the sequence number and acknowledgement fields of the segments? (6 points) [pic] 8. Consider a reliable data transfer protocol that uses only negative acknowledgements. Suppose the sender sends data only infrequently. Would a NAK-only protocol be preferable to a protocol that uses ACKs? Why? Now suppose the sender has a lot of data to send......
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How to Build a Pc
...How to Build a PC: Part 1 Abstract 5 STEPS TO FOLLOW IF SOMEONE IS THE VICTIM OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK 1. DO NOT GRAB OR PULL INDIVIDUAL 2. TURN OFF ELECTRICAL POWER, ONLY IF POSSIBLE AND IF IT WILL NOT BE HARMFUL TO YOURSELF 3. IF YOU CANNOT TURN OF POWER, PUSH OR PULL INDIVIDUAL WITH WOODEN STICK 4. CALL FOR HELP IMMEDIATELY 5. AFTER INDIVIDUAL IS FREE OF CONTACT, MOVE IMMEDIATELY AND BEGIN LIFE SAVING TECHNIQUES WARNING HIGH VOLTAGE High voltage is used in this equipment. Be careful when working with AC power distribution. Observe warnings in technical manual and warning decals on all equipment. Death may occur if warnings are not observed. WARNING DEATH ON CONTACT Never work on electronic equipment unless there is another person nearby who is familiar with the operation and hazards of the equipment and who is competent in administering first aid. When the technicians are aided by operators, they must be warned about dangerous areas. Whenever possible, the power supply to the equipment must be shut off before beginning work on the equipment. Take particular care to ground every capacitor likely to hold a dangerous potential. When working inside the equipment, after the power has been turned off, always ground every part before touching it. Be careful not to contact high-voltage connections or 115 VAC input connections when installing or operating this......
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How to Build a Sand Castle
...101: EB 09 Aug. 2011 .How To Build a Sand Castle For young and old alike, a trip to the beach means relaxation, adventure, and a temporary escape from the worries and responsibilities of ordinary life. Whether swimming or surfing, playing volleyball or snoozing in the sand, a visit to the beach means fun. Making sand castles is a project for beachgoers of all ages. Some castles are very elaborate while others are plain. “Why spend money on clay when you can use beach sand for free?” (How to Build a Sand Castle) Move this quote into a supporting paragraph. Quotes cannot be inserted in the introductory – or concluding – paragraphs. Remember your thesis statement must be in your own words, too. Is this meant to be your thesis? Be sure to create a sentence in your own words which encompasses the WHOLE main idea/purpose of your paper. The only equipment needed in the process of creating a sand castle is a twelve inch deep bucket, a small plastic shovel, carving tools, and an abundance of moist sand. If carving tools are unavailable, a plastic kitchen knife will work, however a pastry knife with a squared off end is preferred. Begin using the plastic shovel, by digging up a large amount of sand (enough to fill at least six buckets) and arranging it in a pile near your chosen work site. “Choose a square site that is close to the water, but not so close that waves will destroy the castle as the tide comes up.” (Sand Castle Tips & Tricks) Then, scoop the wet sand into your pail......
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How to Build Good Credit
...higher (money.msn.com, 2010). A. Fair Isaac, the credit rating agency behind the FICO score says that 13% of Americans have credit scores of 800 or better (money.msn.com, 2010). Ask yourself is your credit score near that lofty mark? B. If not, today I’m going to talk about some steps such as credit reports, how to stabilize your credit profile, the reason why lenders say “no”, and also improvement in your credit scores. (Transition: Now I’m going to talk about credit reports.) II. The top 3 credit bureau are Equifax, Trans-Union, and Experian (bankrate.com, 2008). A. You will need a credit reports from each of them, because creditor doesn’t have to report to all three credit bureaus. (bankrate.com, 2008). B. Look for errors on your credit reports such as information about you is out of date or just plain wrong (bankrate.com, 2008 C. Accounts histories can be inaccurate, and sometimes people make typing mistakes (bankrate.com, 2008). D. If there are some errors you see on your credit report you can use the dispute form to report mistakes or write a letter detailing them (bankrate.com, 2008). (Transition: Now I’m going to talk about how to stabilize your credit profile.) III. Yet over time, credit generally gives more weight to the consistency of credit payment then to disruptive events. So consistency is key. A. Plan to solve any immediate crises in your finical life. As for debts, pays off the smallest first, then the next smallest and......
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Discuss How Castles Sees Mulitculturalism
...“Discuss how Castles Multiculturalism” The emergence of multiculturalism as prominent term in Western discourse concerning ethnic diversity, conflict and management coincides with increasing awareness in the Western industrial societies, especially over the last two decades, that ethnic groups had not lost their saliency in the lives of large numbers of people. Their earlier perceptions about such a loss of saliency coincides with the 19th century emergence of modern-industrial states, where social theorists such as Durkheim, Weber and Marx, theorised that status based social differentiation was replaced by the social class as the driving force in society. Ethnicity and racial differences were viewed as surviving anachronisms, dating from pre-modern, traditional societies. This analysis was shared by social commentators and policy-makers who operated with an often implicit view that assimilation of minority groups had either occurred, or was in progress. The trend towards global cultural homogenisation, typified by the metaphor of the "global village ", presaged a quickening of this type of development. Even in those industrial nations such as Australia, Canada or the USA which continued to receive large numbers of immigrants, assimilation was viewed as the inevitable process. By the 1960s, the ethnic rights movement and unrest in a number of the Western industrial countries led to increased questioning of assumptions that ethnic differences were of declining......
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How to Build an Awesome Sand Castle With Your Kids
By Jane Douglas-Jones
Published August 14, 2014
Have your kids ever had a disappointing sand castle flop?
Want to know the secret to building sensational sand structures every time?
Take your family’s sand castle creations to the next level with these easy tips.
Building a sand structure is a great way to bond with your family at the beach. Use these easy tips to create a castle masterpiece instead of a massive failure!
In this article I’ll share four simple secrets that will help you achieve sand castle success with your kids.
Why Build a Sand Castle?
There’s no better beach project than to build a sand castle as a family. It’s practically a summer rite of passage. On the list of things you must do when you head to the beach: splash around in the water, look for seashells and build a sand castle.
Although it may seem like a piece of cake, building a sand castle is deceptively tricky. You can spend hours digging, patting and sculpting and still find that your finished product is not all you hoped it would be. There’s an easy way to fix that!
Work together to design your castle and plan the décor. Then create the best sand castle ever. And have fun. Fun is a huge part of sand castle building.
A sand castle is exactly what it sounds like: a structure built with sand. Competitive sand sculptures come in a variety of shapes and sizes. And it’s not the only type of sand art. People paint with sand and draw massive designs in the sand.
You can make awesome sand castles, too! Image created using Canva.
Sand castle building may have started as early as the 14th century in India. Others believe sand sculpture began with sand models for pyramid-building in Egypt, though there’s no documentation.
In the late 19th century more “modern” sculptures started to appear on the beach in New Jersey. And then sand-building contests started to gain popularity in the 1970s in California.
Whether you build a castle for fun or have aspirations of taking your family on the competitive circuit, there’s no reason you can’t build an awesome structure!
You Will Need
- Paper and pencil for castle design
- Spades and/or shovels
- Carving tools from your kitchen (straws, spatula)
- Castle decorations
30+ minutes to discuss designs and gather tools and accessories
A beach or similar location with sand and water
Ready for your sand castle adventure? Let’s get started!
#1: Design Your Sand Castle
To make the best structure possible, involve your family in every step of the process.
Start with a design session at home before you head to the beach.
Design your castle before you head to the beach. Image created using Canva.
Talk about sand castles and castles in general. What books or movies have the coolest castles? What attributes should your castle have? Will you build a moat? A drawbridge? A tower? All of the above?
Design your ideal sand castle. Draw a picture together or have everyone draw his or her own version and figure out how to merge all of your ideas into one giant castle.
Draw a picture of your ideal sand castle. Image source: iStockPhoto.
This design will be your blueprint for when you step onto the beach. Note: the younger your kids, the simpler you’ll want to make your design. Also consider the time you’ll spend at the beach and your little ones’ attention spans.
Keep in mind, simple doesn’t mean small. Don’t be afraid to go large with your design. It’s much easier to sculpt and carve large amounts of sand.
#2: Gather the Right Tools
Before you head to the beach, select the right tools. It can make your life so much easier once you start to build your sand castle.
The right tools will make all the difference. Image created using Canva.
The most important tool is a lightweight shovel. Shovels with wooden handles are great, because they are less likely to crack under the strain. However, for little hands, go with a traditional plastic spade. It is a good idea to bring a shovel for each of your sand castle builders.
In addition, you’ll need at least two buckets: one to carry water and another to mix the sand and water.
Plastic tools are best for young builders. Image source: iStockPhoto.
A word of warning: filling a bucket with sand and turning it over will not necessarily make the best sand castle. The reason for this is that the water in a bucket full of wet sand is not able to drain away. The sand then forms a vacuum inside the bucket and will not come out no matter how hard you pat!
It’s much easier to mix the sand and water in the bucket, scoop out large amounts of sand with your hands and sculpt from there.
To shape and detail your sand castle, you’ll need some tools. Most of these can be found in your kitchen cupboards. Take a pastry knife, a trowel and similar carving tools in a variety of sizes to shape your sand castle.
Grab a plastic spatula and a soft-bristled paintbrush to smooth the sand castle’s edges.
Also, pack a few plastic drinking straws. These will enable you to blow unwanted sand from your design without damaging your creation.
Check your kitchen cabinets for tools like a pastry knife, spatula and straws to carve out and sculpt your sand castle. Image source: iStockPhoto.
Finally, bring a camera or camera phone. Taking a picture of your building will help when it is time to say goodbye to your sand castle and your kids are feeling sad and reluctant to leave.
Take a series of snaps as the castle is being built. Once you are home, create a collage of images or a slide show.
#3: Create Your Sand Castle Decorations
This part of the building process is an adventure in itself! Start gathering decorations before you leave home and continue once you’re at the beach. Since you have your design, discuss what sorts of things you want to include in, on and around your sand castle.
Make a list. For example, if you want a flag for the castle, what materials do you need to construct it? Do you need seashells or rocks to decorate your archways and bridges? Let your imaginations run wild as you explore your home and then the beach for hardware and décor.
Give your kids a small cardboard or plastic box so they can collect interesting materials for the sand castle. Lollipop sticks, interesting stones, feathers, sticks and shiny gems are all great ideas!
The search for decorations is an adventure in itself! Image created using Canva.
Another option is to create a scavenger hunt with items for your kids to find throughout your home. You can also gather the items at home and have your kids hunt for them, along with natural items, once you get to the beach.
Remember, if you bring lots of accessories to decorate your sand castle to the beach, take them home with you when you leave.
#4: Build Your Sand Castle
Once you have your design, tools and decorations, it’s time to build your sand castle, so head out to the beach or other sand-filled location.
When you get there, scout out the perfect location. Ideally, build your sand castle in a place that has easy access to water, but is far enough away from any encroaching tide.
Once you choose your location, build a large, flat base, so your castle will be stable and secure. A full-sized garden spade is useful for this step.)
Mix your sand with lots and lots of water for the best composition. Pour the water into the sand, stir until it’s fully saturated, then let it drain and pat and mold the sand into the shape you want.
Water is essential for the success of your sand castle. Image created using Canva.
Water is the key to successful sand castle building. Most sand castle experts recommend you use one part water to one part sand. Always keep your sand wet and allow it to drain before compressing and sculpting.
After you have your base, build your towers.
Finally, connect the towers with walls, doorways and arches.
Once you have your basic structure, bring out your carving tools and start carving out the details for your castle.
Here are some carving basics:
- Start at the top so that any loose sand doesn’t spoil carving you’ve already done.
- Use a paintbrush or straw to brush or blow away unwanted sand.
- Go slowly as you carve, since it’s not that easy to replace the sand if you make a mistake.
Carving allows you to create the design touches that’ll really make your sand castle detailed and unique.
Smooth out the exterior of the castle and carve out brick designs or tunnels. Also add doors, windows and staircases. Carve your names into the castle and/or decorate the walls with drawings.
Building a sand castle can be a lot of fun.
If you want, carve out a smooth slide around your castle. Then drop a small ball into it and watch it roll down and around your creation!
When your castle shape is to your liking, add the decorations. Then admire your masterpiece.
Enjoy your sand castle adventure! Image source: iStockPhoto.
The most important thing to remember when you construct your castle is that perfection is overrated.
Just have fun! And take photos so those memories last a little longer.
Some Final Thoughts…
The perfect sand castle lies not in how grand it looks or how expertly you carve the exterior walls, it’s in the fun you had with your kids throughout the building process.
Yes, you want your kids to have the most awesome sand castle ever! However, remember that imagination can smooth over any cracks in walls or wonky towers. Make it a team effort and you can’t go wrong.
What do you think? Ready to head out to the beach? When was the last time you made a sand castle? What was the best sand castle you ever made? Do you have any tips and tricks to share? Please let us know in the comment section below! And, while you’re at it, share any pics.
Images from iStockPhoto.
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