Make a Castle out of foam-board

[ 1 ] May 22, 2009 |

castle1This D.I.Y. castle project requires a little bit of planning, measuring, and cutting with an Exacto knife by an adult. Kids can help by finding books about castles to use as references and by collecting their castle figurines and props to bring the castle to life. Kids can help decorate the castle once it’s cut (prior to attaching sides) with paints, paper, flags, etc. My boys were so eager to get on with playing that they chose to keep their castle white.

Foam board (I reused pieces from old projects)
Ruler, straight edge
Exacto Knife

1. Download castle template (Castle PDF) and enlarge to desired size (our castle measures 15″ square) or design your own.

2. Use a ruler and straight edge and pencil to draw four castle walls. Include doors and windows.

3. Use an Exacto knife to cut out doors and windows.

4. Paint or color the castle before assembly

5. Attach walls with packing tap or duct tape on the inside seems. I left one seam untaped so castle can fold up when not in use.

6. Add details (optional):
Flags: Bamboo skewers, colored paper (fabric and felt would work great as well)
Drawbridge: Attach with string

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Elyse Major elyse says:

    anisa, you know that these are my favorite kinds of posts. i love the castle and there’s lots of space to move “guys” around inside.

    my fun tip is make extra flags and put them in your beach bag for summer sandcastle making. even a mound of sand looks regal when it has a flag.

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