While browsing the internet looking for Disney Princess coloring pages for my daughter, I came across Disney Junior's website. If you haven't discovered this website yet....you need to now! It is the most awesome website for kids activities I have ever found so far! They have coloring pages and crafts, games, and more for kids for almost every show they have on Disney Junior! You can find the link to the website along with all of the link to these Disney Princess Playsets here. Anyways, on to the playsets. I literally just finished making these not more than 5 minutes ago. My daughter is at a friends house right now and I can't wait to see the look on her face when she comes home and finds these!
You can follow the directions on how to make them nice and simple on the Disney Junior website, however, if you know me, I am not about nice and simple. I like things that last, so I made these playsets using formula cans! I think you would also be able to use a kids small shoebox as well.
First off you will need the following:
The templates for the princess playset of your choice (I did all 9 of them!) Print them onto card stock, it will help the pieces to stay up better, not to mention last longer.
1 Empty formula can for every princess playset you are making. (Discard the lid, you don't need it.)
Your choice of colored card stock cut into two 4 x 6 1/2 inch rectangles. (You will need 2 rectangles per can.)
Scissors, Tape, and a hot glue gun with extra glue sticks.
Next, using your hot glue gun, glue the 2 rectangles onto the outside of the can, this is mostly for embellishment to help hide the label on the can or the ugly silver color of the can.
Now, hopefully you have all your castle piece cut out. Take the back panel of the castle, (should be the biggest piece of the castle)and using the hot glue gun, glue the back piece of the castle to the, can lining the bottom of the castle up with the bottom edge of the can.
Next, in the directions that the Disney website gives you, you are supposed to fold these flaps up on the sides of the last 2 pieces of the castle. I tried to do this and still glue it to the can, and it didn't work, so cut of the 4 tabs on each piece on the last two parts of the castle (2 tabs on each side of each castle part.)Then glue the last 2 parts to the castle on the can, starting with the middle (next biggest piece) on the can, then the smaller piece on the front of the castle.
Now, after you have cut out all the characters, use the tape to tape the ends together around the back of the character to make a small circle. This will help the pieces stand.
By the way, the nifty thing about the castle being attached to a formula can (or shoe box whatever you choose) when your daughter is done playing with the playset, she can put all the people inside the can for easy and safe storing.
And your done! Here are the castle I created:
Snow White's Castle
Sleeping Beauty's Castle