When something forces you to change your beach plans, use this easy brown sugar sand castle tutorial from Brigitte to make your own indoor beach fun!
Have you ever planned a trip to the beach with your kids, but the weather forced you to change your plans? Thankfully, some outdoor activities can also be done inside with a little creativity.
It’s still too cold where I live to build sand castles at the beach. My daughters recently decided to build “sand castles” in the kitchen using brown sugar.
Not only is brown sugar moldable, but it is also relatively inexpensive.
Easy Indoor Beach Fun with a Brown Sugar Sand Castle
To begin the indoor “sand castle” fun, I poured a bag of brown sugar into a large bowl. Then I gave each of my daughters her own large cookie sheet, and set out a variety of measuring cups, measuring spoons, and craft sticks.
One of my daughters built a tower by sorting the sizes of the measuring cups. She packed each measuring cup with sugar and pressed it firmly.
She stacked each scoop of sugar into a single straight column from largest to smallest.
My other daughter did something similar, but she used more than one measuring cup scoop for each layer. Using more than one scoop per layer, she built her castle into a pyramid shape.
She even added a moat to the front of her castle using craft sticks.
One of my daughters also built a submarine.
After they were done creating, I hid a couple of craft sticks on a cookie sheet covered with brown sugar. They searched frantically for the craft sticks to see who would find them first.
This did make more of a mess, but they seemed to have fun.
If your beach plans get canceled, try making some beach crafts.