You will find that each of the tools has a particular use that suits it best. Obviously, the large shovel is for making the pile of wet sand, not sculpting, but the others may be less intuitive.
- Shovel – making the pile of wet sand, building up walls to fend off toddlers later You’ll need a shovel hat will last, and be lightweght. Look for a fiberglass handle.
- Buckets (2 gallon size) – carrying water, making wet sand slurry
- Pie knife – your main carving and sculpting tool, like a bricklayer’s trowel, but much lighter.
- Plastic spoon – you can dig out small features and by rotating it on it’s end, make perfectly round holes. The melon ballers and measuring spoons are also good for making round holes or varying sizes.
- Scoop – a child’s beach scoop or a small garden scoop works well for removing sand while sculpting.
- Cake knife – good for making straight cuts, evening edges and sides and gently lifting out small amounts of sand.
- Spray bottle – on windy, dry days, use sport sprays of clean water will keep the sand damp so you can carve it without it disintegrating. Note: ocean water will clog the sprayer, so refill it from a hose or pool water,