Does your child love knights or the medieval time period? Learn how to make a DIY Knight’s Helmet in this easy kids craft for their next dress up day.
My daughters have always loved playing dress up. The girls have play swords from Disneyland and Legoland, so all they needed was a helmet to get in on some knightly action.
So we gathered up the supplies we’d need and set to work. I’m really pleased with how well our Knight’s Helmet craft turned out! They had a ton of fun playing knights in the front yard when we were done!
If you have a child that is really into knights or the Medieval time period, give our fun craft a try!
How to Make a Kids Knight Helmet
- Lightweight ice bucket or other plastic bucket (I got them at a dollar store, but these look similar)
- Dry erase marker
- Heavy duty X-acto knife or utility knife
- Self healing mat
- Silver or gold spray enamel
- Large turkey quills
- Small craft feathers
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- Cotton balls or foam
- Pipe cleaners or ribbon (optional)
- Make sure your plastic bucket is completely clean and dry.
- Draw the shape you want to cut from the bucket onto the bucket using a dry erase marker. Make sure it’s the right size for your child’s face to show.
- Lay the bucket down on your self healing mat and cut out the shape your drew with your x-acto knife or utility knife.
- Remove any excess strands of plastic, then wipe away any remaining markings from the dry erase marker.
- Take your plastic bucket outside, and evenly coat the outside of it using your spray enamel, following all safety guidelines on the can. I chose not to spray the inside of the bucket so no paint would chip away into my daughters’ hair.
- Allow the buckets to dry completely.
- Once they’re dry, cut a small hole into the top of the bucket. It should be just big enough to accommodate your turkey quills. You can also do this step before the spray enamel if you prefer.
- Arrange the turkey quills into the hole, then apply a generous amount of hot glue into the hole and around the feathers, both on top of and inside the bucket. You’ll need to hold the feathers in place until the glue sets, which could take several minutes.
- Glue a smaller craft feather around the base of the turkey quills to cover up the hot glue.
- Allow the glue to dry thoroughly. Once it’s dry, you can trim the turkey quill tips inside the bucket, so they’re shorter. Then glue a cotton ball or foam over the turkey quill ends so they won’t be poking into your child’s head.
- You can use a pipe cleaner to create a chin strap if your plastic bucket has handles like ours. Zoë preferred a chin strap on hers and Kaylee preferred not to have one.
- Now your child can enjoy pretending they’re a character on My Knight & Me with their Knight’s Helmet!