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Samauri Paper Plate Helmet

Make this Samurai Helmet as a teaching tool for understanding Japanese history or as part of a costume. Samurai helmets come from Japan. In Japanese history the helmets, and accompanying suit of armour, were worn by the military nobility. They are known for their distinctive shape and design.


Large plain paper plate


Cut out the template circle and glue it to the middle of the plate.

Cut through the perimeter of the plate,at the top of the helmet, and stop at the edge of the grey circle.

Cut around the edge of the grey circle and  stop at the black line.

Now cut out all the grey areas of the template.

Draw in the sides of the plate to form and 3D helmet shape and staple. If the helmet is to be worn, measure it around the head before stapling.

Fold the helmet forward slightly so it stands up.

Fold the sides flaps forward.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of Jellyfish Jelly where you can find complete illustrated instructions.

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