Items you need:
- paper mache glue
- gold paint
- (1) part flour
- (2) parts warm water
- stir until all lumps are gone and glue is runny.
This is the hardest step. Make a rough helmet shape using cardboard pieces and tape.
Make sure it fits the user, so keep trying it on as many times as needed. Once this shape is done, there is no going back so take your time.
I attached a rough cut out of the forehead piece, I'm not a very good Photoshop artist so use it as an idea only and draw it out on your own. Make sure you have a few pieces available in case it comes out wrong.
Black lines: cut
Red lines: fold
- I missed the fold on the lower center line but that's what project pics are for right :)
You will need a bunch of medium sized ones and a handful of small 1" strips (for the forehead piece edges and tips)
After you cut the pieces you need, make your Paper Mache glue. The glue is very very messy so use plastic gloves if desired and lay a few layers of newspaper on top of your workstation.
It doesn't matter where you start, just cover the cardboard up completely.
Do about 3 layers and let it dry for 30 to 45 minutes and repeat as necessary.
I did 12 layers since my son is very rough with his toys and I want it to last a while.
The more layers the sturdier it becomes. Its up to you but definitely do more that 6 layers if you want it to last.
Let it dry and enjoy the fun.
It's not an exact replica but my son got a little anxious and we just rushed through the last steps so he can have fun with it.
I am still going to add to it on the inside. My son wants a walkie talkie added to the inside of the helmet. I'll post the instructions on how to add that soon.
I hope you all like it.