Up until 2 years ago I worked for a preschool program and we were on a limited budget. I came up with this idea to make an entry way into the reading area. We got boxes from the cafeteria dumpster and used school paper towels, glue and water mixture, and donated magazines. It cost us about $5 of our own money for the paint, a couple of Sharpies and Modge Podge to seal. For the "landscaping" we used a botanical calender from the previous year, another donation.
We got such a great response from the other teachers and kids that we put the castle in the county fair as the gateway to our art exhibit. But...as happens too often with castles...time has taken her from us. 3 and 4 year olds can wreak havoc on a castle. She is now a ruin and has been returned to the dumpster from whence she came.
Ok....I haven't posted in awhile and I cannot figure out how to post a picture. If anyone wants to see this...please tell me how to do that.