This guide will teach you how to make a viking helmet out of nothing but duct tape and cardboard (and some other stuff). I made this for the Make to Learn contest so here are the questions:
What did you make?
I made a viking helmet! This is actually my second try at a viking helmet, the first one is the bottom picture. After a while, the first one started falling apart and I recently realized how I could've prevented that...cardboard of course!
How did you make it?
I made the first one because I wanted to represent my viking heritage and it looked funny with a beard hat. I made the second one because I really liked the first one. The only person that helped me was my mom, I can't tie balloons...pathetic, right?
Where did you make it?
I made the helmet at home. I don't do these types of projects at school cause people look at me funny.
What did you learn?
I learned how to make the helmet a lot stronger than the previous one. I also learned how to sculpt with newspaper and masking tape. It was mentioned briefly in seamster's Duct Tape Batman Mask instructable, but he didn't really tell how to do it. I figured it out as I went along. If I had to do this project again, I would add more length to it so it would fit my head better.
For this project, you will need the following:
Single-ply corrugated cardboard
Brown, "cookie", and gray duct tape (or whatever colors you want, its your helmet)
and Hot glue
Step 1: Measuring
First, measure your head. Now make a thin strip of non-sticky duct tape the same length. I encountered some smallness issues so you might want to add on an inch or so.
Now take the strip and tape the ends together. If its right, the strip should fit around your head like a headband.