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Elsa's Ice Castle Playset
This was such a fun castle to make, I got to re-create that famous castle from Frozen with a cascading staircase a balcony and even a little throne. Craft your own ice castle playset for your little prince or princess.

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  • How to make a dolls house. Elsa's Cardboard Ice Castle Playset - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started by drawing out the castle on the box, I made a template and traced this on. I drew the castle on the back of the box making sure to extend the drawing to the flap. Once I was happy I cut it out with an Exacto knife.

  • How to make a dolls house. Elsa's Cardboard Ice Castle Playset - Step 2
    Step 2

    I made the balcony by cutting out a piece of foam core board.

  • How to make a dolls house. Elsa's Cardboard Ice Castle Playset - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once my castle and balcony were cut I began to spray paint. I used a white primer/paint to cover the whole thing. Once the white was dry I lightly spritzed on some robin's egg blue to create the highlights and detail.

  • Step 4

    I cut out the window, door, railing and chair with the Cricut. I first designed the shapes then layered and assembled.

  • Step 5

    I used reference to create the details of the balcony, I even added Elsa's snowflake to the floor beneath the balcony.

  • Step 6

    The stairs were a bit tricky, I made a template, traced and cut. I made marks at 1/2 an inch to create the steps and folded it like an accordion. I cut out the railing with the Cricut and hot glued it on.

  • Step 7

    The ice structures on the walls I created in the Cricut design space by combining rectangle shapes and triangle shapes. You could also just cut these out of paper with scissors. Then I glued them to the castle walls.

  • Step 8

    I placed 3D foam stickers on the back of the window and door to create more dimension. I glued on the stairs and then the door at the top.

  • Step 9

    I spritzed on a little more spray paint to unify the entire castle. Then applied spray glue and sprinkled iridescent glitter all over the entire thing.

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