We really enjoy using items from the recycle bin to create something fun and new. Some paper towel rolls and a box make the perfect base for this little ice castle!

Start with:

  • Small Box (we used a cracker box)
  • Paper Towel or TP Rolls
  • Extra Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Egg Carton

Create it!

Step 1: Glue paper rolls to either side of a small cardboard box.

Step 2: Cut the rounded portions from an egg carton and glue to the top of each of the paper rolls.

Step 3: Paint the castle and allow it to dry.

Step 4: From cardboard, cut windows and a door. Paint them and allow them to dry.

Step 5: Glue the door and windows to the castle.

Step 6: Add pipe cleaners to the castle for ice - hanging off the towers, around the door, etc.

We also made a little pipe cleaner and pom pom crown for the tiny figure we used for the princess of this tiny ice castle. With additional paper rolls and boxes, made additions to the castle or other buildings for a town!