It’s almost time to head to the beach for those hot summer days, and a visit to the beach isn’t complete without making a sandcastle! Show off your sandcastle skills this summer by joining the Summer Sandcastle 3D Print Challenge and making your own mold. The winners of the contest will get a free copy of their mold printed at the Creativity Commons and sent to their local branch for pick-up.

To enter, follow along with the tutorial at to learn how to make a Sandcastle mold in Tinkercad and then use your creative skills to design your very own! Once finished, download the file in .stl format and send as an attachment to by July 31 and include your Name and Library Card Number.

Create a Tinkercad account at
For basic tutorials on placing, moving, rotating, and modifying models, please see:

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