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How to Make a Roman Shield

Level
Beginner
Time
1 hour
Budget
<10

Roman shields are a perennial Key Stage favourite - and can be a bit of a daunting task. Thankfully this how to make a Roman shield school project takes the stress out of what to do and means you'll both be ready to defend in no time at all!

This project is a firm favourite amongst children and it couldn't be easier! Follow along with the tutorial below to find out how to make.

Project and instructions by Suzie Attaway

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How to make

You Will Need

* Paint Brushes

* Acrylic Paint - Red and Silver

* Tacky Glue

* Foam Ball

* Cardboard

* Scissors

* A Pencil

* Silver Duck Tape

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Step 1
Flatten the cardboard box and cut out a large rectangular piece with scissors. Draw rounded edges on each corner, and cut out.
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Step 2
Paint one side of the cardboard with red acrylic paint, and leave to dry. Apply a second coat of paint, and when dry, flip it over and paint the reverse with two coats of silver paint.
Step 3

Carefully cut a foam ball in half with a kitchen knife (adult supervision required) and glue one half to the middle of the red side of the shield. Draw a square around the ball and paint with silver acrylic paint.

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Step 4
Download the motif templates and print onto A4 paper. Cut out, then draw around them on gold paper. Cut out, and stick the motifs around the silver square using the picture as a guide.