Here is a selection of paper castles that you can put together. This is a fun project and some of these castles take some time to build. I have make a few of these over the years and really enjoy them. For just a few dollars, depending on the castle, you might end up with about 20 hours of building which is a pretty good result. And one of the nicest things about these castles is that they are all copies of real castles so you can learn about it too.
Typically you get a book that is thick card stock and you cut out and assemble the various pieces. It doesn't take much for tools - scissors or hobby knife, some white glue, a ruler and something to score lines in the pieces. Here is a picture of one of the castles that I completed:
It is the famous Crusader castle called Krak des Chevaliers (Fortress of the Knights) and it is a replica of the real castle located in Syria. (This paper castle kit is available on amazon here: Cut & Assemble a Crusader Castle in Full Color: The Krak Des Chevaliers )
And here is the video of this castle with time lapse of it being built:
Here is another paper castle that I have made. This one is a high quality project by Schreiber Bogen. It is Hohensalzburg castle. It is available on Amazon here: Schreiber-Bogen Hohensalzburg Castle Card Model
Want a free downloadable castle project? I also have, on my other website a complete paper castle project that you can download and put together. It is totally free. You download it, cut it out, glue the pieces to cereal box cardboard and put it together:
Project: Here is a nice little project that you can make. It is a paper medieval castle and it comes with all the instructions and drawings so you can print it out and make it yourself. Easy and fun project with a fact sheet that tells all about the parts of a castle. All you need is some glue and some cereal boxes. Make a Medieval Paper Castle
Looking for an interesting castle project and pretty good with arts and crafts? Give this wizard castle a try Here is a video showing this castle:
The Paper Castles
A castle is a defensive structure seen as one of the main symbols of the Middle Ages. The term has a history of scholarly debate surrounding its exact meaning, but it is usually regarded as being distinct from the general terms fort or fortress in that it describes a residence of a monarch or noble and commands a specific defensive territory. Roman forts and hill forts were the main antecedents of castles throughout Europe, which emerged in the 9th century in the Carolingian Empire. The advent of cannon and gunpowder in the mid 13th century changed the needs of warfare in Europe, limiting the effectiveness of the castle and leading to the rise of the fort. Tools needed to complete construction: mid-sized scissors, modeling knife, water-based glue, ruler or triangle, and modeling pins. Tools Not Included.
Authentic full-color replica of Caernarvon Castle built in Wales (ca. 1285-1322) comes with complete instructions for cutting, folding and assembling parts. Includes historical text.
MORE PAPER CASTLES
Schreiber Bogen Makes a whole lot of quality paper castles and other paper models. You can check them out right here on amazon.com Schreiber Bogen Paper Castles and More on Amazon.com
I am in love with these kits. They are quite beautiful and they have a unique style of building them that doesn't need glue. You can assemble them and take them apart then re-assemble them. I have chosen three kits for you and arranged them by skill level. So, if you want to try out these kits you might want to start with the first one which is a skill level 1.