This project was done with 2 different first grade classes.
Castles are where the kings and queens live so it fits in perfectly with Purim.
I started by hanging up some pictures of castles that I found online.
They know that these pictures are only for inspiration and they can make their own castle.
I put an array of papers, aluminum foil, shiny colored foil, some red and black tape that I had and told them to use those materials to make their castles.
Some of the children first drew their castles with sharpies and then added to them while others just used the large pieces of foil and papers to create the shapes of their castles.
After they were done pasting and adding anything extra they wanted to with black sharpies I allowed them each to choose 2 colors of metallic paint out of either gold, silver or copper. They were then able to add their paint as they saw fit to their castle pictures.
Golds and silvers are rich looking an are the perfect embellishment for castles.