Craft a wizard’s shield

Craft a wizard’s shield

Make a shield that is worthy of any little wizard with this paper mache kids' art and craft project. Your child's imagination will run wild as they design and craft their very own shield. Here's how.

What you need:

  • pencil
  • cardboard
  • scissors
  • masking tape
  • newspaper
  • paper mache glue
  • hole punch
  • toilet paper
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • string

Number of players:


Sketch a shield design onto the cardboard with a 15cm border around it and cut it out.

Cut out another sheet of cardboard to match the shield exactly to act as the backing to strengthen your shield. Tape these pieces together along the edges.

Tear the newspaper into strips and dip them into the paper mache glue.

Apply a couple of layers of paper mache to the front side of the shield. Let dry.

Take a sheet of toilet paper off the roll and scrunch it up.

Dip it in paper mache glue and squash a blob onto the corners of the shield. These are the shield‘s bolts. Let dry for one to two days depending on the heat and weather.

Punch two small holes in either side of the shield.

Paint your shield whatever colour you have chosen. It will probably need two coats. Let dry.

Paint your design inside the border a different colour and let dry.

Thread a piece of string through the holes on the side of the shield and tie each end securely in place.

Lift your shield by the string and enjoy the adventures to come.

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