How to Make a Suit of Armor Out of Everyday Materials

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How to Make a Suit of Armor Out of Everyday Materials
You can make armour out of basic craft and household materials. (ancient Greek armour image by Paul Moore from

If you have a child who enjoys learning about medieval knights and castles, you can make his play time even more exciting by providing him with an interactive craft related to these elements. You can make a medieval knight's armour out of everyday household materials that he can wear during pretend play. Your child can even wear the knight's armour for a medieval class play or as a whimsical Halloween costume.

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Things you need

  • Paper grocery bag
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Aluminium foil
  • Balloon

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  1. 1

    Place a paper grocery bag flat on a table top with the bottom facing up.

  2. 2

    Cut straight up the middle of one side of the bag until you reach the bottom of the bag.

  3. 3

    Cut an 8-inch circle out of the bottom of the bag. This will be the head hole.

  4. 4

    Cut two 6-inch circles out of both sides of the bag. These will be the arm holes.

  5. 5

    Cover the outside of the bag with craft glue.

  6. 6

    Cover the glued surface of the bag with aluminium foil. Tuck the edges of the foil around the arm holes, head hole and bottom of the bag. This will complete the body armour.

  7. 7

    Blow up a large round balloon, and tie the end. This will become your helmet.

  8. 8

    Wrap the top half of the balloon with five to six layers of aluminium foil.

  9. 9

    Pop the balloon with a straight pin, and remove it from the foil.

  10. 10

    Cut an 8-inch arch out of the aluminium cap for your face.

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