Family Fun Friday: Knight’s shield


For my daughter’s medieval princess/knight birthday party, I made shields as takeaways (along with tablecloth tunics and foam swords) for the boys. Here’s how:

1. Print shield shape on 8×10 sheet of computer paper.
2. Trace onto an empty cereal box (use both sides to make 2).
3. Cut out.
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4. Turn it over, so the inside of the box is up. Line the edges with tin foil. I pressed a strip to the edge then cut the desired width on the inside of the strip, using the crease as my guide. Then I used a glue stick to adhere it, folding excess to the back.
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5. Use construction paper to make a cross or other design for the center.

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6. Punch holes or use a marker to make rivet marks on the design and around the edge of the shield.
7. Cut handles from sides of cereal box, where the nutrition information is found. Make a 1.5″ wide or so rectangle (I made 2 from each side), then curve the middle inward to make it more kid-friendly.
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8. Glue the handles, one end at a time and bending it gently. Hot glue gun works best for this.
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9. Glue craft jewels to center of design.
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10. En guard!
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4 thoughts on “Family Fun Friday: Knight’s shield

  1. Pingback: Birthday party: Medieval « Mom-Me

  2. Sorry, no I just printed a shield shape that I drew but didn’t save. If you can’t find one or make one on the computer, freehand draw one on a piece of paper that’s folded in half (for symmetry). Then trace that.

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