Down in San Diego, California, when the weather gets cold, we San Diegans don't just curl up by the fire and sip hot chocolate, we brave the elements and seek adventure! We bundle up fight the bone-chilling 70 degree weather just for an opportunity to partake in a glorious family tradition: the making of San Diego "Snow" Castles. 

        These monstrous "snow" sculptures aren't very difficult to make, and prove to be worth the effort when your castle becomes the envy of the bea- I mean "snow drift", and people ask you if they can take pictures with it. That's the payoff- knowing that you're better than everyone else! Muahahahahahahah!

        *Ahem* well, anyway, for those with access to any type of San Diego "snow" or even actual snow, this project is easy and fun for the whole family (and random people that want to help you, just to take partial credit)!

~Note~ There are several castles that were involved in the making of this Instructable and some steps will involve pictures of one castle or the other. For my purposes, just imagine that they are one castle in order for it all to make sense. 

~Also!~ I'm not totally done with this Instructable, I'm still adding lots of things (including pictures, and lots of them!) Please comment and tell me what I could do better!
friger3 years ago
Sitting in a snow and ice storm looking at these pics makes me glad I don't have to deal with that horrid San Diego weather in February. You poor sots. At least you can make the best a bad situation.
LosAlfajores (author)  friger3 years ago
It's not always easy living in San Diego, but it's nice to get some sympathy from others!
lol I live in Riverside and I've never even SEEN snow
rocketman73 years ago
I live in San Francisco, its snowing in santa cruz up in the mtns where my grandparents live!
lemonie3 years ago
In the UK we call these things "Sand-Castles", weird eh?

LosAlfajores (author)  lemonie3 years ago
How peculiar. I wonder why?