By the way, this year's photos are not so great, because the extremely bright sunshine formeded harsh shadows.
In August 2012, we built sculptures two days in a row, beginning with this Dragonfly.
We had the best time ever building this massive 'Buddha-Cat' and mouse.
(The mouse was a last-minute addition made exclusively by my son.)
In August 2011 we created this adorable Angry Octopus! (named Hary by kids on the beach)
|This poor critter was trapped under an octopus tentacle.|
|Hubs with the octopus|
Our creation in August 2010 was this crocodile (or alligator?) chasing a dragonfly.
Got any good ideas for us for next summer? My son nixed the following ideas this year: a mermaid, a lobster or a crab (too corny), and a teddy bear. He really wanted to make a castle and I didn't. I want personality! But since he does most of the digging, and helps a lot with the building, I cannot make something he says NO to, but since I am chief sculptor, the final decision is mine. We nixed ideas like hippos, rhinos and elephants (they would have to be HUGE). We thought about a turtle, but it seemed too simple, and a walrus, but the tusks are important and would be problematic with our rudimentary sand building skills.