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CARDBOARD KNIGHT HELMET


I think this was one of the first helmets I'd made from cardboard. Back when my eldest was just 2 he was really into Mike the Knight and there started my first cardboard helmet. Since then I have had to make many helmets as battles have been lost and head sizes have grown. Over the years I have tweaked the design and now I pretty much stick to this simple template.

It's a fun DIY cardboard project to make for the kids (but yes there is also an adult size template too). The helmet visor is designed to drop down over the face as it pivots using a button rivet. You can paint it in "Mike the Knight" colours and pop a red feather on top or just leave it as it is, either way it's a great costume for Halloween or an added addition to dress up box for imaginative play.

You will need to make the costume:

Knight Helmet Template*

Cardboard (single wall(double face) 5mm thick)

Craft blade

2 Jeans Buttons

2 Flat Washers

Glue gun and glue sticks

Hammer

A Feather

(I used two feathers to achieve a fuller look but one would be fine)

Scissors

Blu-tack

Sticky tape

Tweezers

Hole punch

*Template includes full step by step instruction on how to make your Knights Helmet.

by Zygote Brown Designs - for the love of cardboard.

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