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Ask Martha

How to build a better sand castle

Q. Do you have any tips for making sand castles on the beach?

A. Sand-castle making certainly needn’t be taken too seriously — kids can see a “castle” in even the humblest pile of sand. Still, should you wish to take your building to the next level, all you need are some basic tools and wet sand (the wetter the better).

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