How to make a knight's helmet for kids

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How to make a knight's helmet for kids
You can make a knight's helmet from an old ball. (knight image by Vladislav Gajic from

Younger children often love to play "dress up." If your little one likes things associated with medieval times, you can help him to dress like a knight by making a knight's helmet. This craft is simple and inexpensive, as it calls for supplies that you probably already have around your home. You can even enlist your young enthusiast to help you with the project.

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Things you need

  • Large rubber or plastic ball
  • Aluminium foil
  • Silver spray paint
  • Potato sack
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Permanent markers

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  1. 1

    Cut a large, plastic ball in half.

  2. 2

    Spray paint the ball half silver.

  3. 3

    Cut a rectangular piece, 6x12 inches, out of a potato sack. This will become the neck protector.

  4. 4

    Spray paint the neck protector silver.

  5. 5

    Apply a thin bead of glue with a hot-glue gun to the back, rear portion of the helmet.

  6. 6

    Press one of the shorter ends of the neck protector to the hot glue, and allow it to dry completely.

  7. 7

    Draw decorations onto your helmet using permanent markers.

Tips and warnings

  • The ball should be big enough so that half of it will fit comfortably over your child's head.
  • If you don't have spray paint, you can cover the ball half with aluminium foil.
  • An example of a fitting decoration might be drawing metal studs around the bottom edge of the helmet on each side.

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