on a particularly lovely day last summer, I made a trip to the back alley behind my local furniture store. I brought home two big boxes. I pulled out my big box of broken crayons, old markers, and stubby colored pencils. I got out my razor and scissors and my trusty staple gun. and i became the most renowned cardboard smith of the kingdom! i didn't take to many pics of the construction, but plenty of the adventure that followed. the only thing you really can't see in the pics is the duct tape and card board straps on the backs of the shields. I hope you enjoy the fun as much as i did, and i really hope this inspires your own adventures with your kids.