Some things I learned:
- Cut the windows and doors BEFORE you tape the boxes together.
- Too much tape is better than not enough.
- The duct tape did not hold together as well as I thought it would, so I reinforced with some hot glue between the boxes.
- The only paint I found that would cover the boxes was acrylic. The darker the color, the better it covered.
|She's "helping" me.|
The ONE detail I came up with:
|Flag from a popsicle stick and ribbon|
Just a FEW of the details my nephew came up with:
|Paper clip drawbridge|
|Egg carton balcony|
|What would you call those jagged things? I don't know, but I love them.|
|That flag. And he used TWO shades of paint.|
Although my castles do not even come close to those of my nephew, my kids liked them anyway. I would say they got played with as much as, if not more, than the most popular Christmas gift this year. So either I don't know how to buy good Christmas gifts, or kids really do prefer playing with the boxes rather than the toys themselves.
Castle books that are perfect for dramatizing or retelling with a cardboard castle prop:
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