Any knight fans around your house? No matter how big my boys get, their knightly obsession never seems to wane. My middle guy is turning 5 next week and we've been busy planning his birthday bash. I wasn't surprised in the slightest when he said he wanted a knight party. Again. The party schedule will include making these fun fabric scrap knights which are sure to please his knight loving friends.
- fabric scraps (we used silver pleather)
- thicker craft glue (Aleene's or Scotch Tacky Glue work great)
- construction paper
- burlap paper, aluminum foil, ribbon
- circle punch (optional)
If you're working with younger children you may want to cut the fabric scraps into rectangles before you begin. Fives and over can use the opportunity to work on their scissor skills. Just keep in mind that some fabrics such as felt may be difficult to cut.
Once the pieces are cut (9 rectangles + 1 rectangle that's rounded on top and eye slit cut), have the child arrange his knight on the paper and glue in place.
Then cut a piece of straw for the sword and create a feather shape from a piece of ribbon. Cut slits along the ribbon piece to create a more feathered look.
Using a circle punch, create a shield and decorate it using aluminum foil or paint.
Add metal washers and either draw in or glue on eyes.
We went for the googly eyes as well as added a red, pleather ring around the bottom of our sword.
I'm hoping these will be a big hit at the party. If not, then at least we're taking a break from the sword fighting for a few minutes of quiet crafting. And if you're not thinking toward a knight themed party, these would be great to go along with any of your little one's favorite knight stories. A few of our favorites are The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie dePaola, The Bravest Knight by Mercer Mayer and Tony Mitton.
Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts. I'm a former elementary school teacher, Foreign Service wife, and mom to three very active boys. I have a passion for all things crafty. On my blog you'll find sewing tutorials and pattern reviews for boys, women, and home decor projects as well as crafts and activities to keep my boys busy. I'm a fabric hoarding, coffee drinking, YA fiction addict who'd choose cheese over chocolate any time. I love making new friends so stop on by!