Knight’s Cape

Knight’s Cape

Knight's Cape DIY

Children love dressing up and they’re often at their happiest when their costumes are created from the strangest of things! Okay, so we’ve observed them for a long time and we’ve tried to step into their shoes. Therefore, we’ve taken some tissue paper, some string and some card, and we’ve pulled together a simple cape which kids are going to love! Follow this simple tutorial for the perfect accessory!

This idea was inspired by the fabulous blog By Little Ones, a treasure trove of fantastic creative ideas so that your little ones can get stuck in. We love it here at My Little Day, especially as By Little Ones also has creative workshops tailored to your wishes which can be organised for your children’s birthday parties.

HOW TO

  • The coat of arms to print here!
  • Grey tissue paper
  • A piece of card
  • A piece of aluminium foil
  • A reel of wool like this (or any string which is quite thick)
  • A glue stick
  • A stapler
  • A pair of scissors
  • Some felt-tip pens or some colouring pencils

1. Print the coat of arms, give it to the children so they can colour it any way that they’d like and write their initials on the inside and then cut it out.

2. Take a piece of tissue paper and stick the coats of arms in the centre.

3. Take the piece of card and cut out a strip measuring 29.7 x 7cm.

4. Fold a side of the tissue paper and staple it to one side of the tissue paper. Do the same thing on the other side.

5. Then wrinkle all the tissue paper and staple it to the top of the strip of card to give it the shape of a cape.

6. Cut 1m of wool and place it along the band of card whilst leaving 30cm on each side. Staple the thread to the card.

7. Turn the cape over and put glue all over the strip of card, then stick down the piece of foil along the length.

8. Turn the cape back over, fold over the piece of aluminium foil and then stick it onto the other side of the card.

9. Fold the edges of the aluminium foil which are poking out, into triangular shapes to give the real effect of a cape which flies.

There you have it; your cape is finished! Little boys will love it and they’ll be able to dress up as a knight with a personalised shield or as a prince by adding a crown to the cape!

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