As most of you know I have been working closely with Elmer’s for the last few months. Right now we are working on a creative project called Can You Top This. This project is all about showing your creativity using an Elmer’s Tri-Fold Display board.
You can create a craft project, a school project, a work project, a holiday project, anything you can think of and you could win one of 30 $100 Walmart gift cards! The contest ends Dec 1st at 11:59 EST so you have to hurry! Don’t be intimidated, its not about the best project its all about creativity and your personal touch. To find out more about how you can enter your project goto CanYouTopThis.net for more information and to see sample projects.
Last week while the kids were off for Thanksgiving break I decided it would be a good idea to keep them busy so we made a project I’d like to share with you to get your creative juices flowing
Elmer’s Tri-Fold Display Board Castle
Supplies (makes 2 castles)
- Elmer’s Tri-Fold Display Board
- Xacto knife
- acrylic paint
- foam brush
- duct tape
- construction paper
- Elmer’s glue stick
- thin wood craft sticks
Start by painting the Tri-Fold Display board with the color you would like your castle to be. I like to use foam brushes for nice even streak free coverage
I like the Elmer’s Tri-Fold Display board for this project because there is little or no measuring involved in creating the pieces of the project. When the paint is dry fold the sides up and use an Xacto knife to cut down the middle. Then open them up and cut on the folds. You will end up with 4 even pieces of board. Take these 4 pieces and cut them in half creating 8 equal pieces.
Take each of the 8 rectangles and cut out the towers, windows and doors with your Xacto knife.
Using markers decorate the walls of your castle.
Using duct tape, tape the sides together on the inside of the project. Whats nice about this is it’s flexible and will fold flat to store!
Using the construction paper, glue stick and craft sticks, make flags for your towers and attach them to the inside using the duct tape.
Let the battle begin! My son is having a blast playing with his Lego Minifigures in his castles.
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