How to Make Swords and Shields?2 min read
We must always have the necessary equipment and supplies to recreate a historical battle. There are various methods to make swords and shields out of various materials. This project can be an excellent fun activity for both kids and adults. Let’s get started.
What is a DIY project?
Do it yourself (DIY) is a technique of building, modifying, and repairing various items by yourself. This method works even without the help of experts.
According to academic research, individuals are known to make and transform raw materials into creations that they can reproduce using the natural environment.
There are various motivations that can trigger a DIY behavior, such as lack of product availability, desire for customization, and community seeking.
Benefits of DIY projects for kids
Creating something unique is a great way for kids to express themselves. With a wide range of materials and skills, children can easily transform their own home projects into something special. Doing so can be a budget-effective way to provide fun and educational activities for parents.
While art is beneficial for children, it can also be valuable for those with different abilities. For children with chronic illness, participating in DIY projects can help them develop skills that they can use in their chosen field of study.
- Sturdy cardboard
- Duct Tape
- Items to decorate with, such as paint, markers, aluminum foil, etc.
- Wooden paint stick
Let’s make the Shield
Step 1: Cut a piece of cardboard that’s as wide as you would like. Then, use the outer edges of a shipping box to make the shield stronger!
Step 2: Black duct tape. A basecoat covering the shield.
Step 3: You can also add a handle to the back of the shield by tapering it to the back. Or, you can make a cardboard holder out of duct tape.
Step 4: Use duct tape to decorate the front of the shield. Add a chevron design to the shield.
Now, let’s make the Sword
Step 1: For this project, draw a sword shape on a piece of cardboard.
Step 2: You can use a pencil to make the sword look realistic.
Step 3: Use a paint stick or additional cardboard to reinforce your sword.
Step 4: You could also make the swords look realistic by covering them in aluminum foil and duct tape.
Get your creative side on. Get your kids to do the DIY projects with you and see how creative your kids actually are!! Find time to do these amazing projects today.