You will need
- - thick paper or cardboard;
- - the range;
- - matches;
- - needle file.
To get started, cut a match head. On paper or cardboard, draw a square 7x7 cm
Then draw a square inside an octagon with sides 3 cm Now need to build the base of the tower: for this first match stick on 4 sides of the octagon (top, bottom, right and left sides), then on the sloping sides (these matches should be between the first four). So you get the base of the tower exposed "logs" - the logs width – 1 match.
Make a second row of sticks. To do this, as well as at the base of the first long match stick (straight side), and then between them – a short, sloping. Continue in the same sequence; you need to gain height wall 20 series. Make sure that all the walls were smooth, especially from the outside. For strength necessarily promazhte glue all joints from the inside.
Stick to the perimeter matches with the inner side of one match (8). Now we need to make the second tier of the tower, to do this, glue one match with each side, but not to the top and to the outside sidewall. Thus, the upper row of walls will be wider by 1 match.
When the glue dries, cut off the protruding part of the needle files and smooth off the end.
Construct the second tier of the tower. For this to the existing base declate 9 series of matches. Please note that as with the creation of the first layer, the matches should form the overlap. When you build the second tier with a height of 5 matches, make Windows: for this is the whole match, use 2 pieces of a smaller length. Glue them so that the wall is formed at intervals. The height of the Windows should be 2 series of matches.
Please note that the attractiveness of the finished product depends largely on how carefully it is made. Therefore, use only smooth matches of the same length, and select an adhesive that does not leave stains and traces.
The finished tower out of matches you can decorate according to your taste, this will suit a small sea stones, beads, beads, LEDs, etc. Let your imagination run wild, and, joining and combining different materials, you can build not just a tower, but the real castles and military fortresses.