11.28.2011

Castle Shiodoru

Cutting and taping the cardboard
Dustin has had it in his mind to build Theo a castle for a few weeks. Theo has an awesome dragon toy and a few knights, so we thought he would enjoy having a place for them to have daring adventures and heroic dragon battles.

After purchasing a new chair and futon pad for our apartment last week, we found ourselves with a small pile of unneeded cardboard and so decided to finally make a castle. If it was me making it, I would have cut battlements on the top of the cardboard, a hole for the door, and called it a day. Lucky for Theo, Dustin is much more hardcore when it comes to creating toys. Theo had expressed his desire for a Japanese style castle, so they set to work.

After a few hours of cutting, taping, paining, and drawing rocks the castle was complete. Between William and Theo, it will probably only take a few weeks before it is a flattened, torn mass of scrap cardboard. I am sure that many samurai battles will be staged there before its inevitable destruction.





2 comments:

Jo Tomooka said...

That is one fantastic castle! I'm not going to show my children or they will accuse me of giving them a deprived childhood. The best castles they ever got were sheets hung up on chairs to make a "tent"....

Dustin said...

Thanks Jo, but sheet forts are great too! Maybe if we ever make it down to Oita and get a chance to stay at your B & B I can make one with your kids :)