Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

castles and courts: my castle book

Your kids can pop into their own fairy tale with this castle pop-up craft.
Step 1
Fold a piece of 8½" x 11" white cardstock in half. On the folded edge, find the center, then measure out 1½" either way. Next, measure in 1½" in from the folded edge. Make one cut at each of the 1½" marks and cut in 1½". This will create the pop-up mechanism for your book.

Step 2
Open the folded cardstock and push the cut piece in toward the inside of the book so it creates a stair step.
Step 3
On a half sheet of cardstock, draw a castle and color and cut it out.  Also, cut out and color an extra door and glue to the bottom of the castle door (so it opens up like a drawbridge) and set it aside.
Step 4
Open the book flat. Using markers, color a sky (or cut construction paper for the sky) on the top half and color a moat and other details for the ground on the bottom half.
Step 5
Glue the castle to the vertical portion of the pop-up mechanism. Fold the book to make sure if folds correctly.
Step 6
Cover the outside of the book with construction paper using the glue stick. Decorate the outside of the book using construction paper and markers.
Step 7
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