Medieval Pavilion

The tournament is here!  Every knight needs a place to get ready before the joust or melee. Make your own miniature model pavilion in bright striped colours.

Medieval Pavilion

Skill Level


Time to Make

1 hour + drying time for paint

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

    This uses a cup 11cm high, 9cm diameter top, 6cm base. For different sized cups some measurements may need adjusting.

  1. Carefully cut off the base 3cm from a paper cup, leaving the top section to make the base for the pavilion.
  2. Cut out the flat section from the middle of a small cardboard plate into a 12cm diameter circle. Cut off a quarter section from circle then curl the remaining three-quarters section into a cone for the pavilion roof. Stick the edges together with double-sided tape.
  3. Paint the base and roof then leave to dry. Add a second coat if necessary.
  4. Cut a tapering slot in the side of the cup, making it 3-4cm wide at the base and 2cm at the top. Leave the rim of the cup in place at the base to help hold the shape. Glue the cone on top of the base.
  5. Cut a 25cm length of pompom ribbon. Glue it around the base of the cone, or use double-sided tape.
  6. To make the stripes around the sides of the pavilion, stick 3 pieces of double-sided tape across the width of an A4 coloured paper sheet. Cut the paper into 1cm wide strips along the tape, trim the strips to fit around the sides of the pavilion, peel of the tape backing then stick the stripes in place so they are evenly spaced.
  7. To make the stripes for the roof section, draw a 12cm diameter circle onto coloured paper. Divide the circle into thin sections with a pencil and ruler to make tapering stripes, cut them out, trim to fit the roof then glue into position around the cone.
  8. Cut 2 paper triangles for the door flaps then glue in place onto the pavilion.
    For folding-out door flaps, allow an extra strip along the sides of the triangles, which can be glued inside the opening.
  9. To make a flag, push a cocktail stick into the top of the roof cone with a blob of glue on the end. Thread a couple of beads onto the stick then glue a 10cm x 1cm folded paper strip at the top. Press the strip so both sides stick together then cut a triangle on the end.
  10. To make a base for the pavilions cover a piece of thick card with artificial moss and dried moss.
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Top Tip

It’s easier to colour a pattern onto the flags before they’ve been glued onto the sticks.

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