Our DIY Knight Shield craft is sponsored by Cartoon Network’s My Knight and Me!
If you love paper plate crafts like we do then you’ll have a blast watching the show then making your own knight shield craft! Check out how easy this one is to make!
DIY Knight Shield Craft
We recently had the chance to catch an episode of My Knight and Me on Cartoon Network. The show airs weekdays at 12pm ET/PT and was created for kids between the ages of 6 and 10. This means it’s been a hit with Weston.
Even though she isn’t six years old yet, even Carrigan is enjoying the show. It’s great to have a show they both like to watch together. They love playing knights so I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised!
My Knight and Me follows the quests of a colorful and charismatic trio of knights in shining armor:
- Jimmy the Squire who is loyal and street smart.
- Cat the Princess who is daring and determined
- Henri of Orange who is bold and courageous (and happens to be Jimmy’s dad!)
The knightly group sets out from the Kingdom of Epic to save the day and brighten the Dark Ages! It’s definitely inspiration to make a knight shield of our own!
As a parent, I love that the series models close family ties, emphasizes the importance of teamwork, and shows how important it can be to use strategy over might to solve problems.
My kids love watching the cartoon and I love know they are being exposed to good messages.
I also loved spending time with them making this easy kids knight shield craft! We’ve included a list of everything you need and some links of our recommended kids craft shield materials
DIY Knight Shield Materials
- Paper plate (one per shield)
- Crayons, markers, and paint (if you want to clean it up!)
- Craft jewels, stickers, sequins, or other items to decorate your kids knight shield
- Tulle or ribbon
- Glue/Glue stick
- Single hole punch
How to Make Your Knight Shield Craft
If you’re worried that making this kids knight shield craft might be complicated, have no fear! You know we keep things simple around here!
- Use the hole punch to punch a hole on each side of the plate.
- Cut a piece of tulle or ribbon that is long enough to be threaded through each hole and tied. This is how your child will hold on to their knight shield!
- Allow them to decorate the back of the plate with your other supplies!
- If anything needs to be glued, give it time to dry before you play. (Or your kids will have to learn the natural consequence of all the jewels falling off. Yes, we learned that lesson here!)
The great thing about this kids craft shield is just how easy it is to make! You can pretty much just gather up any leftover craft supplies and use them to make a shield!
Your kids can each make a few too!
So check out My Knight and Me on Cartoon Network every weekday then make your own DIY Knight Shield crafts together! It can be a family affair!
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