Princess Castle from Recyclables


Little girls will love making this fun & inexpensive Princess Castle. An easy and rewarding preschool craft  that kids can make and it can be used for long term play. Paint it pink, purple or multi-color.   Recycle your household items to make this castle. It's a fun toy to make from cardboard recyclables.

How to make a Pirate Castle

Items needed: 

  • 4 toilet paper rolls
  • Lightweight cardboard
  • Pink paint
  • Straw
  • Glue or tape
  • Scissors
  • Brush
  • Princess stickers or glue-ons.


  1. Cut four pieces of cardboard, 31/2 in. x 51/2 in.
  2. 1/2 in. from both sides (sides are 31/2 in. high), cut a slit 21/4 in. long from bottom.
  3. Use one piece to cut an arched doorway, also from the bottom.
  4. For each tube, cut one slit 21/4 in. lengthwise, towards center.  Then cut a second slit a quarter of the way around from first slit.  (0 and 90 degree mark)
  5. Attach a tube to each side end by sliding the two pieces together where slit meet and push together.
  6. When attaching the final side, insert side into both tubes, simultaneously, and slowly push together.
  7. Cut a triangle or square flag, then cut a small slit halfway up the side of the flag and slide onto the straw "flagpole".
  8. Paint castle and flag.  When dry, attach flagpole to inside of tower with glue or tape. 
  9. When completely dry, attach Princess decorations.  Stick-on jewels are a favorite.