One of America's favorite past times at the beach is building the beloved sandcastle. There are contests from coast to coast where sand professionals build works of art with a few tools, sand, water, and a lot of patience.

But you don't have to be the next Auguste Rodin ( The Thinker ) to be your kid's sandcastle superhero sculptor. You can build cool sandcastles with just your hands and a little water!

Check out this video from Expert Village:

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Expert Village has created a very thorough 15-video series on YouTube showcasing most everything one can think of about how to build a sandcastle.

Martha Stewart Living also created a great how-to for sandcastle building. One takeaway: sketch the outline of your castle first, and don't forget the entrance!

Show us your best sandcastle picture by posting a link in comments section below.