Castles

Make your own Medieval Knight's Helmet

Turn yourself into a knight in shining armour with our step-by-step guide to creating your own helmet fit for a courageous castle siege! To get started, follow the instructions below. 

YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

YOU WILL NEED:

• Plate or bowl
• Cardboard
• Pencil
• Ruler
• Scissors
• Glue
• Sticky tape
• Paper fasteners
• Paint
• Paintbrush
• Templates (link below) 

Download the template
  • Step 1

    Find a medium-sized plate or bowl slightly bigger than the circumference of your head. Place it face down on a piece of card and draw around it to make a circle and then draw a triangle on one side of your circle to turn it into a teardrop shape.

  • Step 2

    Now draw an outline about 2cm wider than the edge of your teardrop shape. Cut along this line to make the top of your helmet.

  • Step 3

    Now cut slits between the outer edge and the original outline of your teardrop shape to create tabs, then bend these down carefully along your original outline.

  • Step 4

    To make the sides of the helmet, cut a rectangle of card about 30cm by 60cm. Fold in half and cut a triangle off the bottom as shown in the diagram.

  • Step 5

    With the card still folded, place this over your head and mark what level your eyes are on the front of the helmet (the folded edge). With the card still folded, cut a slit for eye holes approximately16cm wide (8cm either side of the fold)

  • Step 6

    Now open out the card. Using the fold to fit to the point of your teardrop, glue the tabs to the flat edge of the main piece. Tape the two ends of the main piece together.

  • Step 7

    To make the visor, download the two visor templates. Now use tape to attach the two downloadable templates to a piece of card and ask an adult to carefully cut out the templates along the dotted lines.

  • Step 8

    Glue along the flap on one of your two visor templates and stick them together as show in the diagram above.

  • Step 9

    Place your visor so the middle lines up with the eye slit at the front of your helmet. Holding the visor in place, push two paper fasteners through the holes on each side and open these out inside the helmet to attach it. Colour in to complete your look!

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