How to make a castle from craft foam

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How to make a castle from craft foam
Children will enjoy playing in a foam fantasy castle. (a castle image by timur1970 from Fotolia.com)

Kids enjoy engaging in pretend play that involves kings, queens, knights and castles. You can make this pretend play even more exciting by constructing a castle model out of soft foam board, which the kids can use to play with their toy figures to recreate a realistic medieval castle scene. You can find all of the materials you need to construct a foam castle model at any arts or craft supply store.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Foam board
  • Pencil
  • Box cutter
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut out two rectangles from foam board to measure 12 inches high and 24 inches long.

  2. 2

    Cut out two squares from foam board to measure 12 inches on all sides.

  3. 3

    Lay the foam pieces flat onto a tabletop.

  4. 4

    Trace out a scalloped edge across the one side of all of the pieces to resemble the top of a castle.

  5. 5

    Cut out the scalloped edging using a box cutter.

  6. 6

    Cut out a window from three of the pieces that measures 3 inches wide and 4 inches high. Cut the tops of the windows to make them rounded.

  7. 7

    Cut out a rounded doorway from one of the pieces to measure 4 inches wide and 6 inches long.

  8. 8

    Heat up a hot glue gun for a few minutes to melt the glue.

  9. 9

    Squeeze a line of hot glue along one of the ends of one of the short foam board pieces.

  10. 10

    Press the edge of one of the long pieces of foam board perpendicularly against the glued edge. Hold the pieces together until the glue cools and hardens.

  11. 11

    Squeeze a line of hot glue along the other edge of the long piece you just glued.

  12. 12

    Press the edge of the other short piece perpendicularly against the glued edge. Hold the pieces until the glue cools and hardens.

  13. 13

    Squeeze a line of hot glue along the other edge of the short side you just glued.

  14. 14

    Press the glued edge onto the edge of the remaining long piece.

  15. 15

    Glue the last remaining edges together to complete the castle.

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