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|edHelper's suggested reading level:||grades 5 to 6|
|Flesch-Kincaid grade level:||5|
By Sharon Fabian
1 Sandcastles are great! They are fun and relaxing to build. They bring out your creativity. A sandcastle doesn't have to be perfect, either, because the tide will soon wash it away.
2 Some people like building sandcastles so much that they don't stop when summer vacation is over. These are the people who become sandcastle pros. They build huge sandcastles in malls and for special events. They enter big-money sandcastle competitions.
3 These professionally built sandcastles can weigh many tons. Sometimes, they're not even castles at all. Sand sculptors have built dragons, dolphins, and mermaids, too. They have built all kinds of real and imaginary creatures. One group of sculptors built a pirate ship. Another group built a cow playing the violin.
4 They don't call it building, though; they call it carving.
5 Their materials are still just sand and water, but to build one of the big sculptures, they do need some tools. If they're making their sculpture in a shopping mall, the first thing they need is a big truck to haul in a few tons of sand.
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