Fly Guy's Castle

Kat Savage

One of my favorite books on the 2020 Summer Reading list is Fly Guy Presents: Castles! (also available in ebook format) I love joining Buzz and Fly Guy on their field trips in the Fly Guy Presents series. In this book, they visit a castle and learn so many great castle facts!

I enjoyed learning about castles so much I wanted to try to make a model of one. 

So I took notes from the book, and decided to create a castle that featured three architectural features:

castle features

Let me show you how I created a castle with just a few easy-to-find materials. Follow the step-by-step directions below, or check out this instructional video!

Materials for Castle:

castle materials

  • Shoebox or other light cardboard box -- any box that’s easy to cut

  • Paper towel or toilet paper tubes

  • Scissors

  • Tape


Papier-mâché materials:

  • Outdoor area or workspace that you can get MESSY!

  • Newspaper

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


I hope you had a fun and messy time building your own castle models! For more fun Summer Activities, visit our Summer Reading page!


This blog post reflects the opinions of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of Brooklyn Public Library.


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