Age7 to 11 years
Who`s crafting?Parents with kids
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A castle with a drawbridge
A castle needs to be protected against dragons and other monsters! Which is why there is always a drawbridge, to keep the Kind and his Queen safe.
- a large cardboard box for the castle walls
- several cardboard tubes or long boxes for the towers
- coloured paper for the battlements and roofs
- some string and a few beads for the drawbridge
- wooden skewers and craft felt for the flags
- Pritt Original Stick
- Pritt PVA Craft Glue
- Pritt No More Scissors tape
- Pritt Multi Tack
- felt tip pens
- craft knife
- thick, stub needle
Some steps require the use of a craft knife. Please supervise these steps so your child doesn't get hurt.
Cut a piece of craft paper into wide strips. They will be the battlements for the castle walls. Make enough strips so that you can cover the entire top edge of the box with them.
Cut lots of battlements into the top edge of the strips. To make sure the battlements are equal, you can draw them on in advance with a pencil and ruler.
Stick the battlements all around the top edge of the castle wall. To get the most precise result, use the Pritt glue stick.
For the four corner towers of your castle you will need cardboard tubes or long boxes that are taller than the castle walls. Stick them onto the corners with craft glue.
Once the glue is dry, you can also stick battlements on the turrets or build roofs. To build a roof, cut out a paper. Make one cut into the circle until the middle.
Push the edges together to form a pointy hat and glue them together with the Pritt stick. Then fix the roof on the tower.
Then ask an adult to cut a square out of the castle wall to make the gate. Because it is going to be a drawbridge, the gate has to fold outwards, so don't cut through the bottom edge.
Pierce two holes in the gate and the castle wall with the needle or ask an adult for help if you need it. Then attach a piece of string so that you can open and close the drawbridge.
Secure the two strings on the inside of the castle with small beads.
Draw wooden beams on the drawbridge.
Decorate the castle with windows, arrow holes and stone walls. And don't forget a coat of arms above the drawbridge. You probably have loads more great ideas.
So that everybody knows whose castle it is, you need to decorate the turrets with flags. Cut out some paper or felt and stick it on the wooden skewer. Your flag is finished.
You can glue it to the roof or the inside wall of the corner turrets with a little Pritt Multi Tack. Isn't your knights' castle amazing?
Tips and tricks:
Drawing a circle is not difficult. Use a small plate or cup as a stencil.