Part two in the Corona Crafts series is a cardboard castle. It is easiest to use a box you already have, but you can also cut out squares and make a box that way. I love this craft, because it's inexpensive (you probably have all materials lying around), and most of them are waste. So recyling is another bonus! You can also take as much time as you like. Make this a afternoon project, or take several days to complete it.
This is what we did.
Step 1: Cut out squares to make a box, as small or big as you like. You'll need four to make one castle (walls and floor).
Step 2: Decorate! You can use paint (easy and quick), or use paper, textile, stickers and every other materials you have. We used wallpaper samples I still had and also some wrapping paper.
Step 3: Make a door, use stanley knife or hobby knife to do it. Try to make sure the doors can still open and close.
Step 4: If you are working from scratch, assemble the box. Use hot glue if you can, it's so much better than regular hobby glue!
Step 5: Make four castle towers out of toilet rolls. Decorate them and make 'hats' out of thicker paper, or (as we did) from felt. Cut slits in the underside add some glue and slide them on the corners of your castle.
Step 6: Ready to play! Have a look at the castles my Geeklings made, all girly for Evy, and a dinosaur theme for Lise ;-)
The next craft: making the king and queen and prince and princess to live in the casle.
Tamara, Geek, mother of two Geeklings, editor.