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Viking Shield

by Claire Winlow (follow)
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My 2.5 year old son loves to play make believe games. One of his favourites is to be a knight on his horse or a Viking chasing dragons. I'm not sure Vikings really chased dragons but he has a great time pretending anyway.



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Viking Shield


Today he asked me for a shield which could be used if he was a Viking or a knight in shining armour. Instead of buying another piece of plastic, I decided we would make one together. Armed with what we could find in the house, this is what we created.



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Low cost items you can find in the house


Time: 30 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
1 paper or plastic plate
1 empty egg box
Scissors
Sellotape
Kitchen Foil (tin / aluminium foil)
Piece of cardboard

Method
First cut up your egg box. The pieces will be used to create a relief on the shield to give it depth and texture. The number of pieces you cut will vary on the size of your plate.
Use sellotape to attach your egg box pieces to the plate. It doesn't need to look neat as this will all be covered up. Try not to have the pieces stuck too close together as it makes it harder to cover later.



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Attach your egg box pieces


Use a piece of kitchen foil which is larger than your plate. It needs to be big enough to cover the front, go over your egg box pieces and wrap around the back a little.
Gently place the kitchen foil over the front of your plate and squish around the egg cup pieces. Once it's generally over, you can then start to smooth it down. If you have some detailing around the edge of your paper plate, run your thumb over firmly and it will bring out the pattern through the foil.



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Wrap the foil over and push around the egg cup pieces


Wrap the excess foil around the edge of the plate to the back.
Cut a length of cardboard, so it's long and thin to make a handle. Fold over the ends and secure with tape to the back of your shield. Your simple handle has been created.



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Simple handle for the shield


Your shield is now ready for action. My son told me that he was going to use it to protect his baby brother from the dragons. I have a feeling I'm now going to be challenged with creating a helmet and full outfit but hopefully this will keep him occupied for now.

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