Yes, cement sandcastles! Aren't they rad? They are SO easy to make. Please, please don't be afraid of cement. It's really easy to work with and if you get the right kind, it dries in under 30 minutes. I found these cute sandcastle molds at Target in the toy section for pretty cheap with the hopes that these would turn out, and wouldn't ya know it, they did! The great part is, we can reuse the molds for regular sandcastle making after we've made these. Or, you know. We could just make more cement sandcastles. We have been having a blast with ours and I think they would make for some pretty awesome decorations in Elliott's room. I love cement. Like really love it. I know most people find the imperfections annoying, but that's my favorite part! The little bubbles add character and character is good. I do recommend playing along with your kids when they play with these. They are very heavy and could hurt little fingers and toes. They are cement after all! Other than that, I really think you guys will love them. These would also be fun to let kids paint. We may still do that, just for fun.
To make your own, all you need is some cement, a disposable container, a disposable spoon, the molds and some cooking spray. Just spray the inside of the molds, mix the cement according to the directions on the box and let it sit till dry. Once it's dry, gently pull the sides away from the cement and turn right side up. It should slide out really easily. Your new cement castle might be a bit hot, that is totally normal. Just let it sit and cool for a while, then play!