I was thrilled to find this unfinished wooden play castle at Michael’s before Christmas! The list price was $19.99, and I paid a lot less than that thanks to a coupon. It became Johnny and Lily’s Christmas present together with these knights and fairies – also purchased at Michaels with a coupon, thank you Ticia for giving me that tip about where to affordably purchase Toob sets! I contemplated painting the castle, but of course didn’t really have time – and I’m so glad I didn’t! We’ve been decorating it together ever since!
I love all the little details, from the heart on the drawbridge door to the climbing vine, and flowers.
More flowers inside, and colored stairs. Most of the decorating has focused on the exterior, mostly because it is easier to color, especially since Lily only lets us color the castle upright!
The kids have also assigned one wing of the castle per child – although they (thankfully!) aren’t territorial about it in practice! Maybe the baby will get the other half of the castle?
We’ve been coloring the castle with Crayola Washable Pip-Squeaks Markers – low stress because they are washable, and they don’t seem to bleed in the wood grain much. Love that marker set, even though our tower refuses to stay up (seems to be a common problem based off of Amazon reviews).
Do your kids play with castles?