How to Make a Viking Shield
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How to Make a Viking Shield

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget < £10
Time 1 hr +

Vikings are some of the most well known historical pirates and made a huge impact in the development of wherever they settled. Every good Viking needs a good shield, and we're here to help with this handy how to make a Viking shield school project.

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How to make

Top Tip! An old cardboard box is ideal for this – you don’t want the cardboard to be too thin.

Step 1 

Find something round to draw around, like a large plate or mixing bowl and place it on your cardboard box. Draw around it and cut it out. Mark out the four sections of your shield by drawing a vertical line down the middle and a horizontal line across.

Step 2

Paint two opposite corners of your shield with the paint.

Step 3 

While the paint is drying, take your egg box and cut out one of the raised sections – this will form the centre 3D part of your shield.  Cover it in silver Duck Tape.

Step 4

Stick duck tape along the centre lines of your shield so it divides it into four sections. Then stick duck tape around the edge. You will need to cut lots of smaller lengths of tape and overlap them as you go round.

Top tip! When sticking your centrepiece down, hold it for a few minutes to help it stick.

Step 5

With the glue, stick your egg box piece onto the centre of your shield.

Step 6

Choose some coloured paper and cut out four small circles. Draw a little spot in the middle of each with your pen. Stick the circles on each join around the edge of the shield.

Step 7

Now you need to make a handle for your shield. Cut a strip of cardboard and using sellotape fix it to the back.

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