See the "What You'll Need" in our How to Build a Sand Castle gallery. You can find these at home: shovel for scooping and packing; small bucket for shaping towers; two-by-two for tapping out air; paint stirrer for sketching and smoothing; straws for blowing excess sand away; measuring spoons and melon baller for making windows; offset spatula and plastic knife for carving; and large buckets for hauling water and building.
How to build a better sandcastle. How to take tools from around your house and use them to sculpt your dream sand castle. Buckets, funnels, paint brushes, straws and yogurt cups are just a few things to bring with you to the beach. - The Orange County Register