Sleeping Beauty Castle

Paper Model

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Difficulty Level:

EASY  1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - <5 - 6 - 7 - span class="modelLevel">8 - 9 - 10  DIFFICULT


  • Height: 16.5"
  • Width: 17"
  • Depth: 22.5"
  • 518 full-color model parts (42 sheets)
  • Illustrated instructions (23 pages)
  • Drawbridge raises and lowers.

Required Tools:

  • Adobe® Reader®
  • Color Printer
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife* (X-ACTO is a popular brand)
  • Toothpicks
  • Ruler
  • Black marker/paint
  • Black string/thread

Optional Tools:

  • Short lengths of tiny chain

*Craft knives (like X-ACTO knives) are VERY DANGEROUS! Any knife is dangerous; use with caution and adult supervision.

Model Parts & Instructions

(Adobe® Reader® required)
†By downloading any of these files, you agree to the enclosed License Agreement.

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Modifications & Accessories

  • Alcove Mod

    By downloading any of these files, you agree to the enclosed License Agreement.

    Recreate the alcove that was originally built into the castle, but was later sealed up by three windows.

  • Lighting

    Add lights for beautiful lighting effects.

  • Walt Disney Standee

    Dan (Danny's Land) created a miniature Walt Disney (left) walking through the castle just like in the famous photo. Dan used a different image of Walt, but you can download the original image (right) for yourself.

    Right-click and choose 'save as'. Print, cut, and glue the two pieces together, then glue the figure to the rear side of the castle (or a small base).

  • Mini Wishing Well

    In the Snow White's Wishing Well paper model is a bonus miniature of the well, a perfect addition to Sleeping Beauty Castle.

  • Adding Dimension

    Becky adds a little more dimension to the castle.

Building Tips

Instead of using thread or string to connect the drawbridge to the raising arms, use small chains for more realism. You can usually buy small chains at some hardware stores and arts/crafts/fabric stores.

Dan Howland provides some assembly instructions for a more realistic—and easier to assemble—portcullis. Click on the image to enlarge.

Do you have a model modification or tip that you'd like to share? Email your pictures!

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