Today, we got rid of the parcel delivery evidence (before Daddy gets home!) and recycled the cardboard box to make a Castle! We made opening doors too for the Playmobil knights and Skeletons to cross from room to room.
First, we drew a plan of how we wanted the castle to look. We needed to flat pieces, with a cut in the centre of each for them to slot together.
Once we had drawn a guide on the cardboard we started to cut it out the two pieces. We used a craft knife to carefully cut the windows and around half of each door – so that they fold back – open and close.
The central slots need to be – one from top to middle, the other from bottom to middle – so that the two pieces slot together and both stand up well and support each other.
We added detail such as brickwork to each side using a black Sharpie.
The boys then tested it out and set up their own small world scene in the Tuff Tray.
We like ours au natural, but you could paint the castle in whatever colours you like. You could use a sponge for a stippled effect.
Check out our recycled cardboard Treehouse here.
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