Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Cardboard castle fit for a knight

My son's collection of knights from our local toy store has been gradually growing. At our last visit to the toy store, the woman behind the counter mentioned that Alex would soon need a castle to house all his knights. Well of course Alex has been talking about a castle ever since!

We decided to use some cardboard boxes and paint and see if we could make a decent castle. Thanks to the ideas over at Inna's Creations we also added toilet paper rolls and this really helped improve the look of our castle.

Start by layering some boxes on top of each other. Then stick them together with masking tape. You can cut out a door or windows if you like. Or alternatively these could be painted on. We opted for one large arched door at the front.

Cut out squares from the top of the toilet paper rolls to make the tower turrets. Again, these can be stuck on the boxes with masking tape.

Choose some paint colours and start painting.

List of materials:
  • Cardboard boxes of varying sizes
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Paint
  • Paint Brushes

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