How to make a knight costume helmet out of a milk jug

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How to make a knight costume helmet out of a milk jug
You can create your own knight's helmet from simple materials you find at home. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Reading about medieval times often sparks a child's imagination and encourages the desire to recreate aspects of the times of knights and ladies.You can construct your own full knight costume that allows a child to stretch his imagination and pretend to be one of the heroes of legend. Using an old milk jug and some paint, create a simple knight's helmet to top off a suit of armour for your young knight.

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Things you need

  • Gallon milk jug
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Newspaper
  • Gray paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Brass fasteners

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  1. 1

    Wash the inside and outside of the milk jug with soap and water and allow it to dry.

  2. 2

    Cut the portion of the jug below the handle and cut off the bottom of the jug using your scissors or craft knife. Cut a flat rectangle from the cut-out portion.

  3. 3

    Lay newspaper on a flat surface. Paint both the helmet portion and the flat rectangle with grey paint. Allow them to dry.

  4. 4

    Attach the flat rectangle to the top of the cut-out area to create a visor with brass fasteners.

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