"Arts education is a big part of building a 21st-century creative mind, and I think that we have let way too many kids lose their way by not drawing in their young minds with music, dance, painting and the other various ways we can express those things we do not have words for." - Heather Watts

Gone are the days when kids used to play with soft toys. Kids today are way smarter than we could ever be! Unlike us, they don't nag their parents for any solution... they have got a search engine, an augmented reality, an e-book and a digital private tutor. Over and above they have access to people around, which helps them in crowdsourcing. They love riddles, science projects, music, paintings and most importantly creations. Every kid is special in their own way but as a parent you want your kid to be the best... a genius? Better leave him in his own world of creations and discover what he is good for. If they can create houses, machines, robots and so on with blocks, then a castle with Kraft gift boxes and Kraft paper is a piece of cake. To make a castle with Kraft gift boxes and Kraft paper for your kid's upcoming school project you need to collect the following essentials:

1. Brown Kraft Gift Boxes Rectangle - 2 Pieces

- Small ( 10 X 7.5 X 3.75 cms) - 2
- Medium (15 X 10 X 5 cms) - 4
- Large (20 X 15 X 7.5 cms) - 4

2. Natural brown Kraft Paper sheets - 4

3. Brown leatherette paper

4. Stationeries

- Glue
- Scissor
- Cutter
- Scale
- Pencil

In case it's hard for you to find brown Kraft gift boxes rectangle - 2 pieces, you can go ahead with the DIY castle craft for your kid's school project with any other similar sizes of gift boxes. Wrap all the boxes with natural brown Kraft paper sheet. On the other hand, you can replace brown leatherette paper with natural brown Kraft paper and can use brown fabric paint. Why? We will come to this step by step.

Step 1: Fabrication

With two small (10x7.5x2.75 cms) brown Kraft gift boxes rectangle - 2 pieces, you need to create a box that measures 11x11x8.5 cms approximately. Open the lids from the main bar. Use glue on the inside of top tuck flaps and bottom tuck flaps of the lids and outside of top tuck flaps and bottom tuck flaps of the main bars. Now place one of the lids vertically. Place inside one of the main bars at the bottom and another one on the top. Now hold it to close it with the other lid vertically. Leave the fabrication for 10 minutes for the glue to dry.

 


Image 1: Fabrication of Kraft gift boxes or similar boxes


Repeat the same process for 4 medium (15 X 10 X 5 cms) to create two separate boxes of equal sizes measuring 15x15x11.5 cms approximately and 4 large (20 X 15 X 7.5 cms) to create two more boxes measuring 21x21x15.5 cms. respectively.

Step 2: Wrapping

In the second stage, wrap all the 5 boxes created with natural brown Kraft paper sheet to cover the lids, main bars and edges.

Image 2: Wrapping of medium size Kraft Gift Boxes

Step 3: Fixing

Attach the two large boxes to create a large rectangular box measuring 42.5x21x15.5 cms. Wrap and paste the joining part with Kraft paper. Now fix or paste the two medium sized boxes on top of the large rectangular box and paste the small box on top of one of the medium boxes.

Step 4: Towers

Create 4 towers by simply rolling Kraft paper sheet.

Image 3: Towers added after fixing

Step 5: Finishing

With the brown leatherette paper cut 2 stripes measuring 2 cm and 2 stripes measuring 1.5 cm to design the loops on the walls. Also cut windows and doors to paste it for completing the castle.


Image 4: Stripes to design the loops on the walls

Stay tuned for the visual guide soon.



"Arts education is a big part of building a 21st-century creative mind, and I think that we have let way too many kids lose their way by not drawing in their young minds with music, dance, painting and the other various ways we can express those things we do not have words for." - Heather Watts

Gone are the days when kids used to play with soft toys. Kids today are way smarter than we could ever be! Unlike us, they don't nag their parents for any solution... they have got a search engine, an augmented reality, an e-book and a digital private tutor. Over and above they have access to people around, which helps them in crowdsourcing. They love riddles, science projects, music, paintings and most importantly creations. Every kid is special in their own way but as a parent you want your kid to be the best... a genius? Better leave him in his own world of creations and discover what he is good for. If they can create houses, machines, robots and so on with blocks, then a castle with Kraft gift boxes and Kraft paper is a piece of cake. To make a castle with Kraft gift boxes and Kraft paper for your kid's upcoming school project you need to collect the following essentials:

1. Brown Kraft Gift Boxes Rectangle - 2 Pieces

- Small ( 10 X 7.5 X 3.75 cms) - 2
- Medium (15 X 10 X 5 cms) - 4
- Large (20 X 15 X 7.5 cms) - 4

2. Natural brown Kraft Paper sheets - 4

3. Brown leatherette paper

4. Stationeries

- Glue
- Scissor
- Cutter
- Scale
- Pencil

In case it's hard for you to find brown Kraft gift boxes rectangle - 2 pieces, you can go ahead with the DIY castle craft for your kid's school project with any other similar sizes of gift boxes. Wrap all the boxes with natural brown Kraft paper sheet. On the other hand, you can replace brown leatherette paper with natural brown Kraft paper and can use brown fabric paint. Why? We will come to this step by step.

Step 1: Fabrication

With two small (10x7.5x2.75 cms) brown Kraft gift boxes rectangle - 2 pieces, you need to create a box that measures 11x11x8.5 cms approximately. Open the lids from the main bar. Use glue on the inside of top tuck flaps and bottom tuck flaps of the lids and outside of top tuck flaps and bottom tuck flaps of the main bars. Now place one of the lids vertically. Place inside one of the main bars at the bottom and another one on the top. Now hold it to close it with the other lid vertically. Leave the fabrication for 10 minutes for the glue to dry.

 


Image 1: Fabrication of Kraft gift boxes or similar boxes


Repeat the same process for 4 medium (15 X 10 X 5 cms) to create two separate boxes of equal sizes measuring 15x15x11.5 cms approximately and 4 large (20 X 15 X 7.5 cms) to create two more boxes measuring 21x21x15.5 cms. respectively.

Step 2: Wrapping

In the second stage, wrap all the 5 boxes created with natural brown Kraft paper sheet to cover the lids, main bars and edges.

Image 2: Wrapping of medium size Kraft Gift Boxes

Step 3: Fixing

Attach the two large boxes to create a large rectangular box measuring 42.5x21x15.5 cms. Wrap and paste the joining part with Kraft paper. Now fix or paste the two medium sized boxes on top of the large rectangular box and paste the small box on top of one of the medium boxes.

Step 4: Towers

Create 4 towers by simply rolling Kraft paper sheet.

Image 3: Towers added after fixing

Step 5: Finishing

With the brown leatherette paper cut 2 stripes measuring 2 cm and 2 stripes measuring 1.5 cm to design the loops on the walls. Also cut windows and doors to paste it for completing the castle.


Image 4: Stripes to design the loops on the walls

Stay tuned for the visual guide soon.



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