During the magical early years of childhood, I would venture to say that many, many children go through at least one phase where they are fixated on fairy tales AND the castles that go along with them!
If you’re looking for a fun afternoon project that doesn’t take a lot of effort, try constructing a castle with any materials you have lying around! We used felt, but you can also use craft foam or construction paper. You’ll also need scissors and glue. If you have an older child and you’re feeling especially adventurous, you could even have them practice sewing the felt rather than gluing. We used pink glitter glue for a special touch!
Have your child choose their favorite colors, or you could always offer color choices that would match their bedroom decor for a fun new handcrafted wall hanging. You could make this as large or as small as you like.
First, you’ll need to cut out your shapes. You need:
-1 large background piece
-1 large castle rectangle
-2 tall rectangles for front towers
-2 small rectangles for back towers
-4 medium-sized triangles
-4 small triangles for flags
Then you can add decorations! You can embellish with windows, glitter glue, sequins, or anything fun that your child might like!
And that’s it! There are so many different variations on this project, so I hope you find one you like!
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