The best sand toys

The beach is entertainment in itself. There is nothing more entertaining than watching people strolling, or the waves that come and go, or the children playing in the sand or simply closing your eyes and letting your imagination run wild while you tan in the summer sun.

Why buy sand toys?

We were telling you that relaxing on the beach is great, but nevertheless, it may not be easy:

Especially if you have young sons or daughters who are all the time “I'm bored, I'm bored…. I'm bored” for this reason, we recommend the simplest toys but more full of possibilities for all ages, beach buckets, shovels and rakes.

Also, at the end we explain how, with all this, you can build a fantastic sand castle. that will have the little ones totally enthralled, entertained and what is best, they will have fun.

Buy cheap beach buckets

It is curious how such a simple object can be a classic among beach toys for sand and never go out of style.

There are many variants, such as container trucks, sand molds in the shape of crabs or fish , etc. But none of them are serious competition from the simple cheap beach bucket of a lifetime .

Surely when you were a few years old and you went to the beach, you have always had a beach bucket , which could have the classic shape of a bucket with its handle or more sophisticated in the shape of a battlement or castle . In any case, with a bucket for the beach in our hands, fun was guaranteed .

It is curious how such a simple object can be a classic among beach toys for sand and never go out of style.

There are many variants, such as container trucks, sand molds in the shape of crabs or fish , etc. but none of them are serious competition from the simple beach bucket .

And lately, silicone beach buckets have appeared that are foldable, so they take up very little space.

stackable silicone beach bucket

Surely when you were a few years old and you went to the beach, you have always had a beach bucket , which could have the classic shape of a bucket with its handle or more sophisticated in the shape of a battlement or castle . In any case, with a bucket for the beach in our hands, fun was guaranteed .

What to do with a children's beach bucket?

We could build mountains of sand in the shape of a flan and fill our entire area of ​​influence with those puddings, or use them as a base to make a fortified plaza. At the end of the article you will learn how to make a giant sand castle, don't miss it!

Of course, we could also make a hole in the sand and then make thousands of trips to the seashore to fill the bucket with water and pour it into the hole with the pretty but useless hope of filling it with water. I remember from my childhood the races that I beat myself to fill a pool made in the sand ... It was a real impossible mission, no matter how much I ran with my beach bucket full of water, the water was always hopelessly absorbed by the avid thirsty sand .

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A great discovery was to make the sand pools near the sea. In this way, the water miraculously appeared at the bottom of the hole and in this way, with the bucket you just have to fill it up ... The problem is that the walls fall as the water gains ground and in the end there is only a large pond in the one that could barely get my feet wet.

But, well, told like this it seems that I grew up as a frustrated child, but nothing could be further from the truth. My parents quickly learned how important it was that the cube was sized for my size and age. It was about finding the best beach bucket for me:

With a small bucket I got tired doing trips to the sea without positive results, and a large bucket, weighed too much when it was full of water and I could not move it, so the size of the bucket had to be proportional to my strength, and so on. the work was equally arduous, the balance between effort and reward kept me entertained for longer.

And this is what we offer you, the best beach buckets for any child, no matter their age, we have the right sizes for everyone.

The best shovels and beach rakes

Obviously, you can't have a beach bucket without its corresponding shovel and rake, but you lose a lot of the fun.

cheap wooden beach shovels

Choosing the right shovels and rakes is essential. First of all, to choose the shovel, we must take into account what we want it for. A shovel to dig and make holes is not the same as a shovel to fill the bucket with sand.

In the first case, a large shovel will be very useful, so with each shovel we can remove more sand and also, wooden shovels are preferable, because they are much more resistant than plastic ones and will not split when removing sand. .

But in the second, what we need is that the blade is proportional to the size of the cube, and in any case, always smaller than the diameter of the cube. If not, when trying to fill the bucket with the shovel, half of the sand will come out and that makes you quite angry.

The size of the rake is not something to despise either. It must be taken into account that the basic utility of the rake is to smooth the ground, so it must have a wide toothed base to be able to cover as much sand surface as possible. That is, the rake should be larger than the shovel, and its size is not related to that of the bucket, although the ideal size should be that of the diameter of the bucket so that when smoothing the ground to make a flan, in one go we can obtain the necessary surface.

How to make a sand castle?

There is no doubt that the sand castle is the king of sand buildings, and something that people of all ages participate in. If you want to make a spectacular sand castle, carefully follow the steps and instructions that we give you below.

big sand castle
Your sand castle will be like this

To build it, you will need almost all the sand toys that we have detailed before, a good silicone bucket and a large shovel.

Time required: 5 minutes.

This is what you have to do to build a giant sand castle on the beach:

  1. Prepare the necessary sand

    With the help of the bucket and the shovel, make a large mountain of wet sand. The mountain must have the dimensions of the castle. But do not worry, if you see that you have made short, you can always add more sand.
    It is important that the sand has the correct degree of humidity that allows it to mold and not fall apart.
    An infallible moisture test is that of the sand custard. If when making a flan with the cube the sand comes out easily and is well formed, you will have obtained the perfect degree of humidity. But don't trust yourself. The sand dries and you may have to moisten it from time to time so that it does not fall apart. For this, the spray will be very useful.

  2. Shape the fortress structure

    Shape the walls by smoothing the mountain. Be careful that the walls are straight and above all, make sure that the sand is being well compacted.
    Once the walls are done, you can move on to smoothing the ceiling.
    Compact the whole set again and you can start building the battlements.

  3. Build the battlements and towers

    On the roof, make small mountains of sand in the corners. These mountains will give rise to the towers and you must mold them into a cylinder shape. Keep moistening so they don't fall apart.

  4. Dig the castle's protective moat

    Finally, build a large moat around your castle but not too close, otherwise, by filling it with water, your castle is in danger of collapsing.

  5. Decorate your sand castle

    When you have all the structure and the pit ready, with the help of the knife or spatula, or even your hand if you are careful, you can start to draw and sculpt details such as battlements, bricks, windows and doors on the walls.

One last tip: if you want your masterpiece to last longer, try to build it early or late in the day. Remember that in the central hours the sun gets too hot and the sand will dry much more quickly.

In addition to toys for the beach sand, in our store we have:

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