To continue on my series on summer crafts for kids siege here's a terrific idea that I found long ago in a discarded mystery library book but it's proved to be a favorite with both my boys and my girls.
To make this fun paper castle all you need is a stack of construction paper, glue, scissors and maybe some paper clips for added clamping strength while the glue dries.
Roll the paper into different sized tubes, gluing the edges to hold it together and using the paper clips to clamp it if necessary. Add some crenellations if desired--that's your Word of the Day, crenellations: those little sticky-up notches on the tops of castle parapets that were supposed to protect people from arrows, not to be confused with crenulations which are wavy edges and bumps like you'd see on the edge of a seashell or in fabric or in geology. Wow I'm just full of info today aren't I?
Anyway, cut slits in the bottoms of the tubes and then slide those slits onto another tub to stack the tubes in interesting shapes and designs. Hours of fun for the budding medieval architects in your life.
Now all you need are some swallows with coconuts and it'll be perfect.
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