Cardboard Castle Pencil Pot

Transform cardboard tubes and a box into an amazing castle-themed pencil pot! It’s a fantastic way to recycle materials for a practical and creative craft.

Cardboard Castle Pencil Pot

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

20 Minutes (plus drying time)

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Firstly, cut the top off a box.
  2. Then sketch out the turrets on the box and cardboard tubes.
  3. Cut out the sketched turrets design using scissors.
  4. Cut out the sides of the box the same width of the Cardboard tubes.
  5. Paint the box and cardboard tubes grey.
  6. Cut out an arch from brown paper and draw details using a black pen to create a door.
  7. Stick the door to the castle.
  8. Draw two windows either side.
  9. Draw brick outlines with a black pen around the box and cardboard tube.
  10. Lastly, stick the cardboard tubes in the gaps at the side of the castle.
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Top Tip

Instead of cutting out the sides of the cardboard box to slot in the cardboard tubes, you can stick the carboard tubes to the sides instead.