As part of a costume, dress up play or just for fun - we've got you covered with this knight helmet made from cardboard!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Paper Fasteners (2)

Create it!

Step 1: Cut a strip of cardboard for the main portion of the knight helmet. It will need to fit from the shoulders to just above the head and loosely around.

Step 2: Draw a tall half circle in the center and cut out. This will be the opening for the face.

Step 3: Gently bend the cardboard creating a slight bend between the ridges so it will be easier to make into a circle.

Step 4: Staple the ends of the cardboard together to create a band. (We recommend this step for adults.)

Step 5: Cut a pointed portion from cardboard to fit on the top of the helmet and a large half circle that fits across the opening in the band (our measurement was approximately 5 inches tall by 16.5 inches wide).

Step 6: Paint the three pieces gray and allow to dry.

Step 7: Paint additional details if you'd like.

Step 8: Glue the pointed cardboard piece to the top of the band.

Step 9: Punch a hole in each end of the long half circle piece and attach on each side to the band.

Step 10: From cardboard, cut a feather shape.

Step 11: Paint the feather and allow to dry.

Step 12: Attach the feather to the top of the helmet with glue or an additional paper fastener.

A completely recycled costume just needs a cardboard shield or sword and your little knight is all set!