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Box packaging castle

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Box packaging castle

Box packaging castle

 

Today was so rainy, we decided it was the perfect day to make our castle. Ted’s grandpa had given him this fantastic packaging – ideal for making a castle with and so this morning, together we set to work to make this castle for Ted’s Lego people.

 

 

 

 

Materials

  • Packaging material
  • Straw
  • Pain white labels
  • Black marker pen
  • Glue
  • Lego pieces – the axel and block from one of Ted’s cars and wheel from pirate ship to make winch for drawbridge
  • Lego pieces – wheels and blocks to make base for canon
  • Scissors
  • Cellotape
  • Coloured paper
  • Card to make tube for canon and stairs
  • Craft knife
Materials

Materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

How we made it

  1. Using a craft knife, I cut out a square in the top for a trapdoor, rectangle for the stairs and a couple of windows on the side plus of course the drawbridge door.
  2. Decorated labels as windows and cut them out.
  3. Ted stuck on the windows around the castle
  4. Ted cut out the flag and glued onto a straw, carefully made a hole in roof with pencil for the straw flagpole then cello-taped underneath to secure.
  5. Once we had cut out the door, we tried to think of a way of lowering and raising the drawbridge and Ted found an axle from one of his cars, which we poked up and attached to a wheel from a boat.
  6. We threaded wool through hole in door and wound round boat wheel.

    Sticking on windows

    Sticking on windows

 

 

 

 

 

Lego axle and wheel

Lego axle and wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawbridge

Drawbridge

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