"Men are what their mothers made them" --Ralph Waldo Emerson
All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
The loveliest materpiece of the heart of God is the love of a Mother.
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You know what we are missing for our children these days moms? simple toys, a box of odds and ends that children can build or use to make something out of. They are better than fancy toys complete with buttons or hi-tech gadgets that costs you a fortune. Children will most likely develop their creativity, imagination and problem solving skill from simple toys they made themselves like the above  cardboard castle which I made together with my creative director (my 3,5 year old daughter!). 

Will show you how to make it:

1. You will need a cardboard box. Trim the flaps.


2.  You will need 4 toilet paper rolls, 2 straws, string, blue paper, green paper,scissors, craft knife, glue, pencil, ruler and paint


3. Using a pencil, draw the outline of the battlement, bridge, windows, trees and flags and cut with scissors/carft knife.


4. Slot in 1 each of toilet paper toll to the front corners of battlement. (Cut the bottom sides of the toilet paper to slot in). 


5. To open and close the bridge, make 2 small holes on the top side of the bridge and 2 small holes on the walls, then thread the string thru.


6. Paint the door (optional) and make the trees with the remaining toilet paper rolls and leaf made out of the green paper.