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Does anyone have suggestions for a tabletop/floor castle play set for a 3.5 and 5 yr old?<br><br>
Would like to stay away from plastic junk, not totally against plastic as long as it was well made and relatively safe, I really like the wood toys though.<br><br>
Something ready made or something simple I can put together, not a woodworker so don't have the tools to make something from scratch.<br><br>
I can sew and work with cloth so could come up with a design for a knight or two <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fencing.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fencing">: and a maiden <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"> for them to rescue but I don't have the skill to make a a couple of horses for them to ride when they go slay the dragons <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/FIREdevil.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="devil"> so would need a horse too.<br><br>
Suggestions? Ideas? Anything? Thanks!
 

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I actually made one from cardboard boxes- gluing them together, cutting out windows and doors and trapdoors, and sponge-painting it all to look like it was made from stone. Picture: <a href="http://photos1.blogger.com/hello/124/1724/640/christmas%20001.jpg" target="_blank">http://photos1.blogger.com/hello/124...tmas%20001.jpg</a><br><br>
I made another one once that I covered with granite-looking Contact paper.<br><br>
Cardboard won't do the trick if they're into sitting on/ kicking them, but they hold up well, are environmentally friendly, cost effective, and easy to make if your kids "play nice."
 

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<a href="http://uniquewoodentoys.com/cart.php?target=product&product_id=17507&category_id=315" target="_blank">http://uniquewoodentoys.com/cart.php...ategory_id=315</a><br><br>
I don't know if that's in your price range, you didn't mention one. I love the idea of the buildable castle, though, and this is on my wish list for my still-in-utero princess!<br><br>
I'm gonna put in my $0.02, though, don't overdo the male-female gender roles, too much, I always hated when my family members wouldn't let my female barbies swordfight and felt that Ken should do all the house repairs. Castles can be defended by the cunning princess, too!<br><br>
Also, I always wanted to ride the horse. But the princess gets stuck in the tower. BORING!!! :yawning:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I actually made one from cardboard boxes- gluing them together, cutting out windows and doors and trapdoors, and sponge-painting it all to look like it was made from stone. Picture: <a href="http://photos1.blogger.com/hello/124/1724/640/christmas%20001.jpg" target="_blank">http://photos1.blogger.com/hello/124...tmas%20001.jpg</a><br><br>
I made another one once that I covered with granite-looking Contact paper.<br><br>
Cardboard won't do the trick if they're into sitting on/ kicking them, but they hold up well, are environmentally friendly, cost effective, and easy to make if your kids "play nice."</div>
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That looks awesome!
 
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