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!

We had lots of fun working on projects for Letter J Week! Below is a recap of our projects for Letter J:

J is for Jackalope! Click here for full tutorial.

J is for Jungle Small World! Click here for full tutorial.

J is for Jewelry! Click here for full tutorial.

J is for Jellyfish! Click here for full tutorial.

Can't wait to see what everyone makes for Letter K Week! Ours will be shared here on the blog.

Jellyfish are so mesmerizing to watch as they move through the water. We made this rainbow version with a fun texture and a smiley face - a friendly little fellow!

Start with:

  • 2 Paper Bowls
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock
  • Bubble Wrap

Create it!

Step 1: Paint two paper bowls and allow them to dry.

Step 2: Cut bubble wrap into strips, paint and allow to dry.

Step 3: Glue strips to the inside of one of the painted bowls.

Step 4: Glue the remaining paper bowl on top of the other bowl.

Step 5: Cut a face from cardstock and glue to the top bowl.

If you'd like, punch a hole in the top of the bowl and hang the jellyfish up!


Wearable artwork is always fun. This necklace is super simple to make and can be designed in a variety of ways!

Start with:

  • String
  • Cardstock
  • Paper Straws
  • Scissors
  • Single Hole Paper Punch

Create it!

Step 1: Cut strips of cardstock.

Step 2: Fold each cardstock strip back and forth accordion style.

Step 3: Punch a hole in the center of each of the squares created from folding the cardstock strip.

Step 4: Cut pieces of paper straw.


Step 5: Cut a piece of string and thread it through the holes in the cardstock strip.

Step 6: Add a paper straw to each end of the strip. Repeat for each color.

Step 7: Tie knots at the start and end of the necklace decorations.

Step 8: Knot the two ends together.

We love rainbows and chose to use a rainbow pattern but there are so many options using cardstock strips and paper straws!