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Kat Savage, Neighborhood Library Supervisor, Adams Street Library
August 19, 2020

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!

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