Posts Tagged ‘princess crafts’

Paper tube castle craft

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Preschoolers can use their imaginations decorating this castle! You can use sequins, glitter and whatever else you have on hand. You could even paint a paper plate blue for the moat around the castle.

What You Need: toilet paper or paper towel rolls, tempera paint, paintbrush, glitter glue, scissors, toothpick, construction paper.
paper tube castle supplies

How You Make It: Paint toilet paper tubes or cut-up paper towel rolls. Make 8 small cuts at one end of two of the rolls and fold four tabs inward to form turret. Decorate however you’d like and glue edges together to form castle. Cut construction paper into rectangle, fold over toothpick, glue and then trim to triangle flag shape. Glue or tape to inside of castle.

toilet paper roll castle craft

Make a fairy wand or magic star wand

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Here’s a beautiful fairy wand craft that can also be made with boys using non-pastel tissue paper as a star-topped magic wand. Perfect for Harry Potter time!

What You Need: two cardboard stars (trace free printable template provided here); chipboard or thin cardboard; scissors; scraps of pink, dark pink and white tissue paper; white and pink crepe paper; white or silver glitter; white glue; thin wooden dowel; pink acrylic or tempera paint.

fairy wand craft supplies
How You Make It: Paint dowel pink and let dry. Trace stars onto chipboard twice and cut out. Cut thin strips of crepe paper. Spread glue all over one side of each star and glue crepe paper to bottom edge of one star. Press both stars together with dowel in the middle and let dry (help preschooler hold together until secure or place under heavy object). Glue tissue paper pieces all over the star. Cover with layer of glue, like a decoupage project. Sprinkle glitter over still-wet glue. Let dry. Ta-da! It’s like magic.

fairy wand craft