Summer Sand Castle

Skill Level: Beginner

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  • FloraCraft® CraftFōM®:
    • 5" Block - White
    • (4) 2 3/8" x 3 7/8" Cones - White
    • 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 1/4" Scrap FōM (Optional for Draw Bridge)
  • Sand:
    • White
    • Blue
  • 11" Clay Pot Saucer
  • Spray Color - White
  • Primer
  • 2" x 4" Scrapbook Paper - Stripes
  • (4) Toothpicks


  • Spoon
  • Ruler
  • Pencil or Fine Line Black Marker
  • Craft Knife
  • Old Newspapers
  • Large Cardboard Box (For Spraying)
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Foam Cutter
  • Floral Shears


  1. In a well-ventilated, newspaper-covered area (inside a cardboard box), spray the clay pot saucer with primer. Let dry. Then spray with two coats white and let dry.
  2.  On top of the block, use a pencil or marker and ruler to draw a square 1/2″ in from the edges. Use Foam Cutter along those lines, going down about 1/2″. Then use a spoon to carve out that square. (This will allow for castle notches to be cut.)
  3.  Refer to the photo to draw notches along the top edge, going about 1/2″ deep. Continue drawing all around outside of the block. Then carefully use a craft knife to cut out notches. (Note: If any snap off, glue to reattach.)
  4.  In front, draw a 2″ x 3″ tall door with a curved top and two 3/4″ square windows near the top. Also, draw three windows on the other three sides in line with the windows on the front. Use a craft knife to trace lines and then carve out, about 1/2″ deep.
  5.  Use Foam Cutter to trim 1 1/2″ off the base of each cone. Hot glue cones on top of the castle.
  6.  Inside the box, spray castle with spray adhesive. Remove from the box and set on a newspaper-covered table. Then spring castle with white sand. (Apply all over as you would with glitter.) Gently shake the castle to remove excess sand. Let dry. (If making a moat, apply adhesive to scrap pieces of foam and cover with sand.)
  7. For flags, use Floral Shears to cut four 3/4″ x 1 1/4″ long triangles and glue them to the ends of toothpicks. Insert toothpicks into the tops of cones—set the castle in a saucer. Fill the bottom of the saucer with blue sand so that it comes up onto the sides of the castle a little bit—set moat between the doorway and edge of the saucer.

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