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 :)
Cardboard Shield Promo Intro
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
For Making the shield...
A Craft Knife
A Tape Measure
Some Wallpaper Paste
A piece of sandpaper (not too rough)
A Corrugated Cardboard Box
For Painting and Finishing...
Some Black house paint (or other black paint you have)
Some Grey paint
A paint roller (a brush will work if you dont have one)
A can of Silver Spray Paint
A can of White Spray Paint
A hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
Some Elastic (I used reasonably thin strips)