Cardboard castle

12 Aug

This week we’ve been discovering all about ourselves, our country and its history. As part of this we created a castle from a cardboard box, some kitchen paper rolls and toilet paper rolls.

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Here in Britain we have many great castles and when we went on holiday last month we were lucky enough to visit a couple of Welsh castles which the monsters loved exploring. This was their first experience of castles so I thought it would be an ideal time to do a castle craft.

We began by googling castle images to look at their main features. We then found the cardboard items that we needed and I decided to use my glue gun to attach it all together as I knew this would make it more durable.

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The Limpet and I then got to work painting it all over. You can see on the next picture, a secret door we created at the back which I thought would make it more fun for playing with.

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This was a fun activity to do and has the added bonus of now being able to be played with.

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3 Responses to “Cardboard castle”

  1. Jennifer August 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    I love your castle! I really like making children toys out of cardboard boxes, they have as much fun making it as they do playing with it!

    • entertainingmonsters August 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

      Thank you. I agree, creating things is good but creating things that can be used or played with is great.

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