Normally, we do our arts and crafting during the week while Daddy is at work, but it was a particularly hot, humid and rainy Sunday last weekend, and Daddy had gotten caught up in a craft of his own.
McKenna and Kendall were over playing dress up and all movied out, so it was time to get this princess castle rolling.
Here's what you'll need:
Small cardboard box
4 paper towel rolls
4 toilet paper rolls
Hot glue gun
Buttons, rhinestones, stickers, glitter, etc. to decorate
First, using a box cutter, VERY CAREFULLY carve out the crenellations on one end of all four of the paper towel rolls; these will be your turrets. Next, VERY CAREFULLY carve out the drawbridge, leaving the bottom intact. (Did I cut myself with the box cutter? No, why do you ask...) Using masking tape and the four toilet paper rolls, form the top tower. Then secure all of these pieces to the box with masking tape (turrets) and hot glue (top tower).
I couldn't get the paint out fast enough; the girls were ready to get to it!
Some to the castle, too, if you like ;-)
Once the paint had dried, I cut out a semi-circle of felt and hot glued it to the top tower to form the pointed roof while the girls rummaged through the odds and ends in our crafts supplies for decoration.