How to Make A No-Sew Knight Costume For a Child

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper grocery bag
  • Scissors
  • Silver paint
  • Paint in another color
  • Paintbrush
  • Wrapping paper roll
  • Margarine tub lid
  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Small metal colander
  • Large feathers

Knights of yore may have had servants and squires to tend to their armor, but those days are long gone. Nowadays aspiring knights have to get by with a little help from Mom or Dad when it comes to tunics and shields. Thankfully, creating knight gear is much easier today than it was back in Lancelot’s heyday. Gather a few supplies and follow these instructions to create an easy, no-sew knight costume for a child.

Suit of Armor

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Cut a slit with the scissors so that the grocery bag opens on the side printed with the logos.

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Cut a 7-inch neck opening in the bottom of the bag.

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Cut a 4 ½-inch hole on both sides of the bag, close to the bottom.

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Paint the front of the bag with a checkerboard pattern, alternating silver paint with another color of paint. Or paint it with a pattern of your own design.

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Paint the sides and back of the bag silver.

Sword

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Paint the wrapping paper roll silver.

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Paint the lid of a margarine tub silver. Cut a circle just big enough for the wrapping paper roll to fit through.

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Push the wrapping paper roll through the hole.

Shield and Helmet

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Cut a large, diamond shape from the cardboard and paint it silver.

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Paint a checkerboard design on the shield or otherwise match the design on the shield to the design on the armor.

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Cut a thin strip of cardboard a little shorter than the center of the shield. Fold the ends of the thin strips to create flaps.

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Glue the flaps to the center of the backside of the shield to create a handle for the shield.

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Glue feathers to the colander to create a helmet.