How to Make a Castle Background

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How to Make a Castle Background
You can paint a castle background using spray and acrylic paints. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

A castle background can be a sweet addition to a school play or princess-themed birthday party. You can make a backdrop with a castle theme using some paints and a large piece of fabric, which you can then hang up on a wall. Making this sort of background by hand yourself can save you the cost of purchasing a similar item pre-made from a speciality shop, where like items can sometimes be expensive.

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Things you need

  • Newspaper
  • Fabric
  • Blue spray paint
  • Green spray paint
  • Gray acrylic paint
  • Foam paint brush
  • Pink acrylic paint
  • Painter's tape

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  1. 1

    Spread out newspaper sheets over the floor where you're going to paint. Lay a piece of white fabric over the newspaper. You can use an old sheet, a tarp or material from a fabric store.

  2. 2

    Spray a thin, even layer of blue spray paint over the entire piece of material, to get a blue sky backdrop. Let dry.

  3. 3

    Spray a green border at the bottom edge of the fabric using green spray paint to make grass. Make the border about 6 inches tall. Let dry.

  4. 4

    Paint a large, grey square at the centre of the fabric, using grey acrylic paint and a foam paint brush. Fill in the inside of the square with the grey paint, to make the main part of the castle.

  5. 5

    Paint a tall column at either side of the castle wall, using grey acrylic paint. Make each column about a foot taller than the top of the castle wall you painted.

  6. 6

    Paint a triangle on top of each column, making the base of the triangle the same width as the width of the column. Use pink paint to make the triangles, to look like turrets. Let the castle painting draw.

  7. 7

    Add details to the castle. Paint green climbing vines up the side of the castle wall or light grey brick lines to give depth. You can paint flowers at the base of the castle and a rounded doorway at the centre of the wall. Use your imagination to make a castle you like.

  8. 8

    Hang the backdrop up on a wall using painter's tape. The painter's tape won't damage the paint job on your wall.

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