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Make a Cigar Box Castle - continued


This is part 2 of the tutorial on how to make a cigar box castle. In this part we look at all the fun stuff in the actual castle. This is the part inside the lid. The bottom part, the actual box is the courtyard of the castle. You can check out all that stuff in the courtyard in the first page of this tutorial here.


Let's take a look at all the fun stuff in the top section of the castle. This is our castle proper! And you can see there are different floors. Getting from floor to floor is achieved by either a staircase or a ladder.

the top section of the cigar box castle


The castle stuff is all pretty straight forward but let me show you a few different things.

The upstairs

Here is a look at part of the upstairs of the castle. There is a bed with a red blanket, a table and chairs, a ladder, fireplace and brick dividing wall.


balsa wood chairs

A lot of this stuff including the table and chairs were made out of pieces of balsa wood.



The stone wall out of foam

The stone dividing wall is just a piece of foam. I used an xacto knife to cut the brick patterns and then painted it gray.


I made a castle and it was a lot of fun but you don't have to make a castle. You can make any kind of small scene that you like! Here are some suggestions:

  • Make your house and yard
  • An underwater scene
  • A farm
  • Outer space or another planet
  • A victorian mansion
  • A greenhouse with little plants
  • A beach scene
  • A scene from a video game
  • a village
  • a city
  • well... you get the idea. Be creative!!


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Cigar Box; pack of 10

Wooden Empty Cigar Box; pack of 10



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