Introduction: How to Make a Duct Tape Helmet
This instructable is going to teach you how you can make your very own duct tape helmet! This is part of my ‘How to Make Duct Tape Armor’ series of instructables. All you need to make a duct tape helmet is:
-Scissors and/or A knife
So why don’t we get started then?
NOTE: This is not a real helmet! It will not save your life or anything. It is to be used for fun only; like for halloween.
Step 1: Tin Foiling Your Face
Take some tin foil, about arms length, and start folding long ways, until you have enough that will cover your face. Now, carefully, place the tin foil over your face, and make a cast. Push carefully, because you don’t want to be cut by tin foil! Once you have a cast of your face, cut any excess tin foil on the edges, and then cut out the areas where your eyes would be, and also make a small hole or slit over where your nasal holes (Nose) are. Put the tin foil over your face again and make sure you have gotten the areas right.
Step 2: Duct Taping Your Face
Now that you have your case of your face, it’s time to duct tape it. I highly recommend using small pieces (2x3 or whatever) instead of long pieces of tape, so that you don’t mess up. Don’t worry; you can make it look better later.
Start placing pieces of tape around the edges of the face first, and then the eyes and nose holes. Now just tape the outside, then the inside. If you have done right, your face should be duct tapeified!
I made a mouth hole when I was making my face. You don’t have to do this, because once your done, it will be easier to make the face however you want (You’ll understand what I mean later) I duct taped the mouth over.
If you want to, do a little bit more cutting, until you’re comfortable with your (Not quite finished) Design.
Step 3: Tin Foiling Your Head
This part’s easy. Just wrap some tin foil around the top of your head, and then duct tape it. Simple. Now duct tape it to the duct tape face, be sure that you try them both out separately, so that you are comfortable with them together. If your careful, they should fit.
I recommend overlapping the two pieces a little. Have the face inside or outside of the cranium piece.
Step 4: The Back of Your Head
This piece adds some stability in your helmet. We’re going to make it so that it doesn’t cover all of the back of your head, so that you’ll be able to get out.
Just make a rectangular piece of tin foil, put it on the back of your head, put on the helmet, adjust the rectangular piece so it’s comfortable, and take a small piece of tape and tape the rectangle to the top of the mask. Now duct tape the rest. Yeah, lookin’ good.
Step 5: The Sides
Basically do exactly like what you did for the back, but do it on the sides.
Step 6: FINISH HIM- Err, It...
Now that you’re done, just cut up the face to a design that you want. Mines cool, but I bet yours would be cooler.
I also added a little strap on the back, so that it’s easier to keep the helmet on. It was easy to do.
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