Thursday, January 13, 2011
Knight Party: Create This Cool Helmet from a Free Template
My favorite by far is the helmet found at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cool Knights section:
(If the link doesn't work, try going to the Clevelandart.org main site, select "learn" from the top menu, then "k-12 teachers", then "art to go," then "elementary school" from the menu, then scroll down a bit to reach tthe "cool knights armor..." and download the "make your own helmet" pdf)
The visor really lifts! (Held by brass fasteners).
The hardest part of the project was setting it up because I had a little trouble with the instructions. Not that YOU will, but just in case, here's what worked for me. First, the directions mention something about using a copier to make the templates larger. NOT NEEDED. The templates should be used as is, I just read it wrong. Next, I couldn't get the pieces to fit on the size of paper they recommended!
Here's what worked for me.... I bought a package of white posterboard (28x22) and folded it the long way. I laid the template pieces on the folds as instructed, so that two sides could be cut out at once.