As part of our Knights and Castles Unit, I knew I wanted to build a castle that the boys could play with throughout the day. There were many lovely castles on pinterest that I used for inspiration (unfortunately none of the links worked). I’d been saving cardboard tubes for weeks. When a sturdy little box arrived in the mail, I knew we’d be able to make a great, usable castle.
Here are the materials I used.
First I cut slits in the long paper towel tubes. Cut the slits at “12 o’clock” and “3 o’clock”.
The slide the tube over the corner. (As I’ve mentioned before, I’m no perfectionist. Don’t waste time measuring. I eyeballed everything and had no problems.)
Do this over all four corners. Then cut two slits in the box to make a door/footbridge.
It should look like this. Yes, my son is using a breast pump as a trumpet. I don’t know what to tell ya.
Then let your child decorate. Loopy wanted to get right to playing, so he didn’t do much decorating. He does love these Paint Brush Pens. He doesn’t have to have quite as much fine motor control.
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