Rapunzel - Witch - Tower - Long hair - Prince - Climb hair - Jealous witch - Cut hair - Prince falls - Blind - Rapunzel’s tears - Prince can see - Happy ever after


Using a set of materials, can you build an escape route from the tower for Rapunzel?


  • Cardboard tubes, such as paper towel or wrapping paper tubes
  • Paper cup
  • Light string, 6 feet long
  • Masking tape
  • Paper clips, 6
  • Craft sticks, 6
  • Rubber band, 2
  • Small doll

Gather the materials together. Substitutions can be made with similar objects, if necessary.

Use a chair seat as the top of the tower. Design and build a device to get the doll from the top of the “tower” to the floor.

Add a challenge: complete the project in 15 minutes.


Tower painting: Pointillism Art

Pointillism is painting small dots of color. Different colors are placed next to each other so that they look mixed together from a distance. Georges Seurat is a famous artist who painted like this.


  • Watercolor paper or other heavy paper
  • Watercolor paint
  • Paint brush
  • Q-tip cotton swabs, one for each color
  • Pencil
  • Water

Using a pencil, lightly sketch a tower on the paper.

Wet the paint blocks with a paint brush.

Dip the Q-tip in water and dip it into the wet paint blocks.

Make small dots by pressing down lightly on the paper, more pressure will create a larger one.

Try the illusion of color mixing by placing dots of different colors next to each other.

For example, place many dots of yellow and blue close to each other, then stand across the room to look at the artwork and see if it looks like green.

Try another effect: add a second round of dot art on top of the first after it’s dried.

Fill up as much of the paper as possible with color.

Add pen embellishments to the dot art after it’s dried.


This program has been designed for you to share with your child. Read the material together, ask questions and encourage your child to ask questions. Then nurture their curious mind by doing the activities with them. Books included are available via CPL’s digital library (with a library card).