How to Build a Tetris Sandcastle
If you're planning a trip to the beach this summer, here's how you can build your own Tetris sandcastle!
Summer has no shortage of fun activities to enjoy with friends and family. Whether you’re cooking up tasty food at a backyard barbeque or planning an exciting camping adventure, the warm weather presents incredible opportunities to have a great time. In fact, several summer activities can often be rolled into one simply by heading to the beach!
A beach trip is a fantastic way to get out of the house and spend some quality time with your loved ones. It’s also full of unique entertainment, like combing the beach for seashells or building a one-of-a-kind sandcastle.
If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, why not try your hand at a Tetris-themed sandcastle?
The benefit of building a Tetris sandcastle is that Tetriminos are not only familiar shapes, they’re also easy to construct. Because of their flat edges, you won’t have to worry about design imperfections because you can easily smooth things out.
As for the process of building a sandcastle Tetrimino, you can either head out and buy supplies based on what you think you’ll need for your design, or you can make use of the items that you’ve already brought with you.
With that thought in mind, you’ll definitely need a container to transport water. The bigger the container, the fewer trips you’ll need to make. If you’re the type to come prepared, make sure you get a large bucket.
It all comes down to personal preferences. If you want cute, small Tetriminos, you can bring along a set of Tetris cookie cutters to create perfect shapes. Conversely, if building one giant Tetrimino appeals to you, try packing items like cardboard or sturdy paper to help create your edges.
Once the foundation of your Tetrimino sandcastle is in place, you can gently remove your cardboard or paper and continue building off your current design. To speed up the process, ask your friends for help. Together, you can brainstorm ideas and go over the items you have available to make the best sandcastle possible.
Alternatively if you’re looking for some fun competition, you can challenge each other to see who makes the best Tetris sandcastle! If you’re more of a single-player Tetris fan, you can always challenge yourself by setting a time limit.
Finally, if you’re just looking to relax, take as much time with your sandcastle as you like. In the end it’s not about the final outcome, but about how much fun you had making it. Just like Tetris, building sandcastles can seem easy, but it takes practice to master.
If you take multiple beach trips this summer, try one-upping your last Tetris sandcastle design and document your progress with pictures. You’ll be surprised by how amazing your different sandcastle designs turn out. Plus, you can share the images with your fellow Tetris fans!
If you’re unable to head to the beach right now but feel like getting your Tetris fix, click here to play a round (or three) of Tetris online!