How to Make a Knight Helmet Out of Cardboard￼
Making a knight helmet out of cardboard is a fun and easy project that can be completed in just a few hours. This project is perfect for both kids and adults, and it’s a great way to create a unique costume or Halloween prop.
All you need is some cardboard, scissors, tape, and paint to get started. So follow these simple steps to create your own knight helmet! This article will show you how to make a knight helmet out of cardboard using some simple materials and tools. So if you’re ready to get started, let’s go ahead and get started!
What Tools and Supplies You’ll Need:
- A roll of duct tape
- Piece of cardboard
- A marker with a fine tip
- Lots of newspaper
- Paper glue/hot-glue gun
Step by Step Process: How To Make A Knight Helmet Out Of Cardboard
Step 1: Color in Some Sheets of Paper
First, grab a box of crayons and draw different shapes onto three to four pieces of paper. Then cut the shapes out. This will create the color for your knight helmet. You can also cut small chunks of construction paper if you don’t have any crayons handy. Please note that it is recommended that you use at least three different colors.
Step 2: Cutting the Pieces of Your Knight Helmet
After getting your shapes cut out, it’s time to cut them into their components. For example, if you’re using four crayon pieces for the helmet, you need to cut each piece into four smaller pieces (for a total of sixteen). This allows the pieces to fit where they need to go more comfortably and make it easier to paint them.
Step 3: Putting Your Pieces Together
Now that you have all of your pieces cut out and colored, attach them with tape until you’re satisfied with how they look. Make sure that what you use for attaching is thin and easy to rip so that it’s easier for you to break apart.
Step 4: Glue the Shape of Your Helmet
Take a piece of construction paper and wrap it around the colored pieces. Then, take an adhesive such as Elmer’s glue and apply it to the colored cardboard to bond the construction paper with them.
Step 5: Creating Your Knight Helmet’s Visor
First, cut out a long strip of paper and color it in if you haven’t already. Then fold each side inward until they meet in the center. This will make your visor look more realistic when attached correctly. Next, cut a small strip of paper and color it on both sides. Attach this to the top of your visor. Then, attach your visor over your helmet with tape or glue.
Step 6: Painting Your Knight Helmet
Now that you have a taped-together helmet and a painted visor, grab some acrylic paint (or whichever paint you prefer), a paintbrush, and an old rag. Apply one to two coats of paint on your helmet, ensuring that the colors are as even as possible. And you’re done! Your knight helmet for Halloween or other events is ready.
Note: It is encouraged to follow all safety precautions when using paints, especially when using them around children.
Some Helpful Tips and Suggestions
1. Get a piece of paper (not too big) or an old poster board to make the template with.
2. Tracing is good. Tape it onto your cardboard, then stick tape on its back, kind of like tracing paper!
3. Make sure you have some cardboard, a sharpie marker, some tape, and some rigid paintbrushes (old ones that don’t work as well anymore).
4. Use hot glue or spray adhesive to glue the paper to the cardboard.
5. After you’re done painting, put two coats of polyurethane on it!
6. Make sure you have a little bit of time and patience before making your helmet so that you can finish it up in no time!
Safety Precautions and Warnings
1. Make sure you wear proper safety goggles, gloves, and a dust mask when working with cutting tools.
2. This project requires sharp objects such as knives and utility scissors; children should not attempt this project without supervision from an adult.
3. Adult supervision is required for heating devices (such as a hot glue gun or soldering iron).
4. Please do not attempt to cut through metal or thicker materials without proper tools and experience in cutting techniques.
5. Although this project is designed for cardboard, you should always be careful around any sharp objects such as utility scissors or knives. You may want to reconsider using a sharp tool if you are inexperienced in handling them safely.
6. This project requires hot glue or soldering iron. Please use caution when dealing with any hot objects.
7. Do not leave any sharp tools lying around where small children may play with them, as they can cause injuries.
What Are Some Other Uses for This Kind of Cardboard?
The cardboard product for our knight helmet is found in electronic boxes and packaging. You can also find it at the stationery store. There are so many uses for this kind of cardboard, whether you are crafting or just trying to have fun! You can make something as simple as a stand-up frame with it. Or you can make detailed 3D creations.
We’ll be using this type of cardboard in our project because it’s lightweight and flexible. This makes the helmet fit perfectly! Plus, you can decorate your creation with markers, paint, scrapbook paper, Mod Podge decoupage finish, acrylic mediums, glitter gels. Whatever you want!
So there you have it! Your very own knight helmet is entirely made out of cardboard. Be sure to take care when using your new helmet and enjoy looking like a medieval warrior. While this project is a great starting point, it can be further customized and improved.
For example, the visor on the knight helmet could be made from transparent plastic or cardboard to protect the wearer’s face better. Additionally, a more durable paint or sealant could be used to give the helmet a longer life. We hope you now understand how to make a knight helmet out of cardboard. Have you tried making your knight helmet? What modifications did you make? Share your photos and ideas in the comments below!