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Tutorial: How to Make a Knight Shield

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Jonah and I have been having some knight adventures! He's taken an interest into castles and knights after reading the book In the Castle by Anna Milbourne. As an extension of the book, we made a shield and pretended we were knights. Making a knight shield is really simple!

How to Make a Knight Shield:

1. Cut a shield shape from some cardboard. I did this part freehand, but you can always look up some shield pictures and copy the shape. We used the cardboard piece leftover from making the portable puppet theater.

2. Let your little one color or paint the shield shape.

3. Attach a "handle" for the back. I basically cut a strip of cardboard from a cereal box and attached it to the back. I had Jonah place his arm on the shield so that I could see the size he needed. I folded the strip (envision an upside down horseshoe) and taped it down.

4. Grab your foam sword and storm the, um, I mean swingset!

To see more activities involving knights, visit the Totally Tots Knight Theme!

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Tara McClenahan

Thursday 2nd of June 2011

Hi Sara! I LOVE this! And I noticed that you based this on an Usborne Book!! I am an Usborne Books consultant! Is it OK if I share this with my customers who purchase one of our MANY knights-themed books?? By the way, we have a BRAND NEW Summer Space Camp if you would like some info for it!!

Hugs to you friend!


Thursday 2nd of June 2011

Sure Tara, feel free to pass it along to your customers. The series that this book is from are some of our favorite! Perfect informational books for little ones--just the right amount of info written in young kids terms!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman

Friday 27th of May 2011

What a cutie pie! Love your blog!


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Thank you for stopping by and saying hello!