If you have a little Knight in your house that just NEEDS a shield, follow along:
12″ cake circle (I purchased a package of 12 from Amazon for $5.50)
Mod Podge Washout
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
The first step is to paint the shield. Your child can have a ton of fun with this. You can let him just have at it, or if you are going for a more historically accurate shield, look over some examples on the web and draw it out before painting. I was hoping for a nice bright blue shield, but my son had other ideas, so we mixed in some black paint and achieved the gray color he had pictured. Once done, set aside and let the paint dry (or at least that is what you SHOULD do… I was working with an impatient 5 year old, so we moved ahead while the yellow dots were still a little wet).
After everything was dry I used hot glue to attach ribbon straps to the back of the shield and then secured them with duct tape. These create the handles that he can fit it arm through.
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