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I was so inspired ever since I saw Zynada Aurelio Instagram post of her cardboard elephant piece. I wanted to try and replicate that style of using cardboard in overlapping rings, and it seemed the perfect technique to use to make horns for a vikings costume for the boys. There are so many ways you can use this technique, you can make small horns, long horns or even curly horns like a ram.

DIY Cardboard Costume Viking Helmet with Horns

I have two different techniques that I use but I find this technique gives you the most control over the direction of the curves.

Cardboard viking helmets

You can make a simple cardboard viking helmet into an amazing costume for the kids to wear, by simply using some single faced cardboard and a glue gun.

Cardboard Viking Helmets with horns and wings costume

This cardboard costume is so simple to make and I have made a couple of tutorials on how to do it.

Cardboard horns tutorial

The first stage in making your viking helmet is to make the Basic Viking Helmet which is really easy to put together. All you need to do is download the template and instructions. There is also an instructional video to watch to help you with the process.

DIY Cardboard Costume Viking Helmet with Horns

Do do so your will need:

Once you have made this basic template you can decorate it however you like, either using horns or even wings.

Watch the videos at the end of this post if you want to add wings please visit my post on how to make cardboard wings for your helmet. You don't have to stick completely to these steps you can change it up and decorate your helmet however you like. The most important thing is to have some fun and get creative.

by Zygote Brown Designs - for the love of cardboard.

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