DLTK's Crafts for Kids
knights shield paper mache
Knight's Shield paper mache craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Our finished shield was about 12 inches x 15 inches (easy for a child to hold) but you can make yours any size your like. The gold edging and bolts around the shield are 3 dimensional and looks very realistic in real life.

We made ours a dragon shield, but you can sift through the coloring pages for many different images or design your own.   I've included links to a few suggested images at the bottom of this page.

You can also check out the "Shield of Faith" craft (pictured to the right) for directions on how to put a 3 dimensional cross or letter in the center of the shield.

Note:  none of these shields are water proof!

knights shield paper macheMaterials:

craft instructionsInstructions:

craft instructionsHere are some basic shield shapes:

craft instructionsMaking the 3D border:

Suggested Images for the Center:



Printable version of these instructions