Large piece of cardboard
Box cutter and/or X-ACTO knife
Straight edge (such as a T-Bar)
Large cutting mat
Gold spray paint
Light Blue paint
Dark blue paint
Aleene’s Tacky Glue/Hot Glue
Velcro with sticky tape backing
Download free template and chest plate dimensions
Some Notes to Consider Before Getting Started:
- When cutting with a box cutter, make sure the cutting mat is properly placed below the cardboard to ensure you are not cutting on your floor or table.)
- You may need to adjust the size of the neck opening, width of the chest plate along the shoulder, as well as size of chest plate to fit appropriately on your little Chima fan.
- I have two template dimensions, sized accordingly for a size 5-6 or 2T. Feel free to use either dimensions and tweak as needed.
- The sword holster dimensions will be the same because the Laval Chima Sword is the same.
Step 1: Download Dimensions From Chest Plate Template.
Step 2: Draw Chest Plate According to Dimensions on Template.
Step 3: Carefully Score Chest Plate Along Edges As Described on Template.
Step 4: From the Back Half of the Neck Hole, Cut Down the Middle and All the Way Down to the Back of the Chest Plate.
Step 5: Using Template (page 2), Trace and Cut Template of the Sword Holster on Another Piece of Cardboard.
Step 6: Carefully Glue Together the Sword Holster With the Laval Chima Sword Dimensions in Mind.
Step 7: Draw Shoulder Pieces of the Chest Plate on Cardboard Using Pen and Straight Edge.
Step 8: Cut and Add Velcro Pieces to the Inside Back Side of the Chest Plate.
Step 9: Head Outside, and Spray Gold Paint on Chest Plate in an Open Ventilated Area.
(Note: As a good rule of thumb, when spray painting, use straight sweeping strokes. Do not saturate one area, or else the paint will begin to bleed down the chest plate. It's best to spray multiple light coats of paint.)