Imaginative Crafts


Cut a Castle Craft
Decorate your kingdom in your favorite colors.
Decorate your kingdom in your favorite colors.

The Cut a Castle Craft is an entertaining creative project for you and your kids. You'll be the ruler of the land in your very own castle.

How to Make the Cut a Castle Craft

What You'll Need:

  • White Cake Box
  • Blunt Scissors
  • 4 Paper Towel Tubes
  • White Paper
  • Transparent Tape
  • Markers or Poster Paints and Paintbrush
  • Construction Paper Scraps
  • Craft Glue
  • Toothpick

Step One: Cut a drawbridge in the side of the clean cake box. Cut out a square from the top of the box. The hole is the opening for the courtyard, and the rim is the base for the battlement.

Step Two: Make four towers from the paper towel tubes. Wrap white paper around the tubes, and secure it with tape. Make a cone for the roof of 1 tower. Tape it to the top of a tube. Tape a tower to each corner of the box.

Step Three: To make the wall around the battlement, cut four strips of white paper into a comb shape. Make them long enough for each side of the box. Tape them around the castle's top edge.

Step Four: Use markers or paint to decorate the castle with windows, vines, and bricks.

Step Five: To make a flag for the castle tower, cut a scrap piece of construction paper in a triangle. Glue it to a toothpick. Insert the toothpick in the top of the cone on the tower, and glue it in place.

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