Prepare a work surface of wax paper or acetate. Glue the center row of each window together using tacky glue. Align the round marbles by placing a craft stick on each side of the row. Allow glue to set.
Glue remaining rows of marbles in position around the center row. Allow glue to set. Apply a generous amount of tacky glue between marbles. Let dry.
Window Option B Step-by-step: Use this method if you prefer to build your castle tower one row at a time, from the ground up.
- Glue a row of seven ½” round marbles together using tacky glue. Align the marbles by placing a craft stick on each side of the row. Allow glue to set.
- Glue a craft stick on each side of marbles. Glue in place of a row of three bricks.
Window Option C Step-by-step: Position a large flat marble on Styrofoam brick surface. Hold in place as a template. Cut around marble using a craft knife.
- Build and glue tower sides according to diagram. Build three sides with four bricks on the top and bottom row. Build three sides with three bricks on the top and bottom row. Allow glue to dry.
- The Styrofoam bricks can be colored and ‘aged’ using chalk. Color brown, rust and yellow ochre colored chalk on Styrofoam bricks. Rub chalk into Styrofoam with a stiff paintbrush. Spray colored surface with workable fixative.
- Window option A: Cut out window placement according to actual size patterns using a craft knife. Apply glue along the inside edges of window opening. Gently press the window’s outer edge marbles in the styrofoam opening. Turn wall over on a flat surface to dry.
Optional: Cut out door according to pattern using a craft knife.
Assemble tower sides into a six-sided hexagon. Apply glue on each outer ledge of the wall sections. Position a wall section on each side of the glued center. Slide the walls together in a straight line, then angle outer walls back. Repeat for remaining three walls. Glue and join the two sections together.
Cut remaining bricks in half using a craft knife. Glue brick squares along top of tower according to pattern. Optional: Place tower on an 11” piece of foam board. Trace the tower’s interior perimeter on board. Cut out hexagon. Insert foam board inside castle to create a ‘second floor’. Place a battery-powered flicker light on board to illuminate windows.