Welcome to Hogwarts Castle. I am your personal tourist guide and let me show you the magic and the mayhem.
The making of Hogwarts:
The boxes that husband had cleared from the storeroom were just there. I had used some for shadow puppets, and various other toys, but they were still there.
there have been a number of cardboard castles floating recently in the blogophere and I was quite ninspired by Playeum's chocolate factory idea, which unfortunately we had missed. The girls were fresh from the Harry Potter madness, we had finished the first two books but have put the third book on hold so as not to get oversaturated with chapter books.
But making Hogwarts castle seemed to be a great idea, and the girls took to it enthusiastically after I cut the door out of the kettle box.
I remember seeing somewhere, I think it was the artful parent, where kids made a table top forest with leaves and playdough. So we cut out some leaves from the balcony garden, and made our own forbidden forest.
The acromantula, ofcourse had the position of honor
Anjali and I helped construct a base for it using legos and tape and it resides at the edge of the forest