We made this cardboard castle set, and it kept the girls happy and busy for a large part of this afternoon. For something as frugal as cardboard, it was a big hit!
Not only did they spend a lot of time immersed in pretend play, but they also really enjoyed getting to decorate the castle exactly the way they wanted. We did a sort of assembly-line style production. I cut the cardboard, Clara did some scribbling.....
.... then Emily took over to put on the finishing touches of flower drawings and glue on bits of colorful tissue paper!
With the help of a bit of wire, I was able to make a working drawbridge! The girls LOVED that!!
I enjoyed watching them come up with all sorts of different configurations for their castle.
The peg dolls seemed right at home here.... Hello, peg doll!
It was starting to get dark outside, and they were still having so much fun!
Finally, it was time to get dinner started, but I have a feeling we'll be enjoying a lot more play time with this castle for the next couple of days.... (or weeks)!
I have some exciting things planned for our little bloggy-blog: Mark and I have been hard at work on a new layout that will make finding activities by theme, age, holiday, etc. SO much easier! There's even a section for "quick and easy" activities, and you can upload photos of your versions of our projects to share!!