Make a Viking Helmet

You will need:

Thin cardboard – cereal boxes would be ideal

or Silver and gold card

Glue

Stapler

Sellotape

Silver paint (unless you are using silver card)

Paint brushes

Scissors

Silver (or other colour) crepe paper OR fabric

Pens/pencils/paint for decorative details

Fabric ‘chain mail’ (optional)

Download and print templates here

Cut a piece of cardboard 6cm x 63cm. You may need to join 2 pieces of card if you are using cereal boxes. This is large enough for an adult size helmet. This is the main band around the base of the helmet.

Cut 2 strips of cardboard 3cm x 30cm. These are the cross pieces on the top of the helmet.

Cut out the template for the front of the helmet. Draw round it onto your cardboard and cut out the shape.

If you are using plain cardboard paint all the pieces silver.

Draw or paint any patterns you want on the flat pieces.

If you are using silver card you can draw patterns with the wrong end of a paint brush.

Wrap the strip off card around your head where you want the helmet to sit. It should cover the top of your ears. Mark where the card overlaps. Trim off the excess, but leave an overlap of about 2cm. Glue or staple the ends together.

Attach the cross pieces to the crown of the helmet using glue or staples. Attach one side of the first piece and try it on your head before attaching the other side. It should be just above the top of your head. Attach the second cross piece so that it just rests on the first in the centre.

Using the template, cut 4 shapes from crepe paper (or fabric) to fill in the top of the helmet. Glue or tape them into place from the inside. You may need to trim them slightly to fit if you are making a smaller helmet.

Attach the front of the helmet, lining up the nose with one of the cross pieces.

Glue on any other details as desired.

Cut a piece of net fabric approximately 25cm x 50cm. Tape inside helmet along back edge.

Underwater Collage

‘Underwater Collage’ by Julie Anna Douglas. Why not download the worksheet that accompanies this poem? Or get out your paints or pencils and some paper and make your own Underwater Collage?

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Click here to download the worksheet.

 

Fish

Make your own collage fish.

 

IMG_4924You will need: Scissor, different types of paper, glue, pencil, pen, paint.

If you only have plain paper you can paint it with splashes and blobs of paint.

 

 

 

Cut out the fishes body shapes from patterned or coloured paper.IMG_4931  Cut out tail fin shapes from a different colour paper or tissue paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glue the body shape to a background piece of paper. Draw or stick on fins. Draw the fishes faces with pencil or pen.

Colour the face and fins with paint, coloured pencils or felt tip pens.

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Create a sea full of colourful fish using as many different colours and papers as you can find.

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What other colourful sea creatures could you make using collage?

 

Neolithic House Colour and Make

Because a few people asked for this, here is my Neolithic house in a colouring in version.

Mesolithic, Iron Age, and Roman houses are available from my shop.

Click here to download the PDF.

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