Time-Lapse Sand Sculptures

Erica Palan
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No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks! Summer is finally here and if you're anything like me, you've got beaches on the brain. Sand castles are part of the perfect summer, but some artists aren't content with just a little bucket and shovel action. Here, watch time-lapse videos of some of the biggest and most captivating sand sculptures. Maybe it will inspire you to build big on the beach this year.

The Sandbox

This scary crocodile sculpture lives in Key West.

Sand in the City

More reptiles in Olympia, Washington.

Giant Sand Castle and Mr. Sandman

These two giant sculptures seem to come together so quickly!

World Championship of Sand Sculpting

This is a great look at some of the best sand creations ever made.


At the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in the UK, a cheetah goes after his prey.

Anne Boleyn

John Gowdy recreates the beheading of the queen of England.