What You’ll Need
- Snack box
- Scrapbook paper
- Two long cardboard tubes
- Construction paper or wrapping paper
- White paper
What to Do
- Cut the top off a snack box.
- Cut teeth-shaped ridges along the top edge. Cover the box with scrapbook paper. For the towers, cover long cardboard tubes with construction paper or wrapping paper, then glue or tape them to the box.
- Cut a hole in the front of the box. For a photo pocket, loosely tape a piece of paper over the hole on the inside of the box, leaving the top open. Slide in a photo.
Extend the Fun
For younger kids: Reimagine the castle as a cat hideaway, a birdcage, or a horse stable, and decorate appropriately. An easy alternative is to make a house from a small tissue box: Cover it with paper. Using chalk, draw doors and windows. The chimney “smoke” is the tissue poking out the top!
For older kids: Go big! Instead of a snack box, use a shoe box and follow the same directions, inserting a larger photo or a favorite drawing. Or reimagine the castle as a fortress, bank, airplane hangar, or your favorite department store. What will you find in each?