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King and his Castle

by Claire Winlow (follow)
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My son had a great time making this castle and King from recycled plastic at one of Blenheim Palace's kids activity events. You could easily try this at home with plastic or cardboard.



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Time: 20 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Medium

Materials
Corrugated plastic or thick cardboard
Small cable tie or string
Liquid chalkboard pens
Materials to decorate (scraps of paper, foil, sticky back plastic, pipe cleaners, feathers)

Method
Cut a strip of the plastic with the classic up and down squares at the top.
Cut out a hole at either end half way up the sides.



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Fold into a box shape and use a small cable tie or piece if string to secure.



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Now is the fun part for your kid - decorating.



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The chalkboard paint pens give good coverage and you can draw on plastic with them.



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Posterman chalkboard paint pen


We used sticky back plastic to make a door and windows but you could glue on coloured paper instead.



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Add a little flag and your castle is complete.

We also made a king with the same materials, perfect for a day out at Blenheim Palace.

Categories
#5 to 10s
#Under 5s
#Medium
#Recycled
#Castle
#King
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