Intro: Matchstick Castle
You live in a small house?Do not have space to store big things that you make?
Then this is the perfect instructable for you.
I will show you how to make a castle out of matchsticks
1-Lots of matchsticks(about 400)
2-strong glue or glue gun
Step 1: Preparing the Matches for the Project
Take upto 200 matches and cut them into half( we will be only using the bottom cut pieces of the matches almost everywhere)
Step 2: Making the Living Towers
Put 3 matches on the ground as shown on picture 1 then put three mor matches on top as shown on picture 2 .
Step 3: Making the Tops
Take many matchsticks and stick them on top to cover the top completely
Then trim the edges to make a hexagonal shape.
Step 4: Making the Castle's Living Quarters
Keep adding layers of matchsticks as shown in step 2 until they reach a height upto 5 cm(max) then make 6 of them and stick them together as shown in the picture.
Step 5: Completing the Castle
Make another tower almost twice as big as the other 6 towers you just made. Then glue it in the centre.
Step 6: Preparing the Materials for Making the Base
Burn upto 300 matches.Light the match and then blow it off to make only the tip of the match black.
Step 7: Making the Base
Take 12 or more match boxes and stick them together with tape as shown in the picture
IMP-make sure your castle fits on the matchboxes as shown in picture 5.
Step 8: Completing the Base
Then keep adding matches on the top of the matchbox base and on the sides but not on the bottom.then you take a piece of paper and cover the bottom with it and you can write your name on the back of the castle.
Step 9: Making the Door
Take 3-5 matches and make a door of any kind you like.
Step 10: Finishing Steps 4-9
Then stick your castle on the base and stick the door on the castle.
Step 11: Making the Defencive Towers
Take 2 matches (with its nobs cut off and place them as shown in picture no1
Then take 2 more and place them and glue them as shown in picture no2 .
Then stick them on the 4 edges of your base(These will be the defensive towers for your castle.
Step 12: Completing Steps 10 and 11
Keep adding more layers of matchstick to make the towers upto 4 cms
Step 13: Making the Sniper Tower
Take some matches and cut their heads of and glue them on the main living tower of your castle and place them upwards(with the flaming part upwards) and then take a few matches and stick them on the top and trim the edges to make a circular shape
After all this your result should look like the picture.
Step 14: Making the Fencing
take 2 matches and cut their heads off then take 2 matches and cut them into small pieces as shown in picture 2(bottom part of picture 2).
Then stick them together as shown in picture 3
Make 12 sets of these as shown in picture 1
Step 15: Finishing the Project
Then take your fence and attach them around the base as shown in the pictures.
And you are done
Best of luck on making your own matchstick castle.