A mate and I make a mini-series for a kids camp we are leaders at called Guess The Leader. Basically, masked leaders do crazy stuff and the campers have to try guess who the leaders are. When coming up with activities for this we thought it would be awesome to have a game where our leaders had to try complete a course in the fastest time while water balloons were launched at them.
This meant I needed to make some riot shields that were easy to construct, cost almost nothing to make and were reasonably strong. I think shield made in this way would be great for air-soft or paintball but I haven't tested if they could be penetrated so test ones you make before playing with them.
Why Corrugated Cardboard?
Corrugated Card is strong, easy to work with and best of all free. I get boxes all the time from an appliance store called Magnus Benrow for free and most appliance stores will give them to you if you ask nicely :)
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