Captain America Shield

How to Make a Paper Plate Captain America Shield

If your boys are always running around the house, playing ‘Super Heroes’ then they’ll love this Paper Plate Captain America Shield craft idea. And if they end up throwing it about the house, they’re less likely to break things than if they were using a plastic toy shield.

Plus, they get to make it, so it’ll keep ’em busy while they’re crafting away.

Oh, and this is the old Captain America Shield, as apparently there is a newer version now. But hey everyone loves a classic and the new one doesn’t make a great flying disc, so it’ll be a hard sell anyway.

Stick with the classic shield and nobody will be disappointed. And try to find the biggest paper plates you can find.

Anyway, let’s get started and if you get stuck just watch the step-by-step video at the end of this tutorial.

How to Make a Paper Plate Captain America Shield

Paper Plate Captain America ShieldFirst, let’s get everything ready so you can leave the little ones to get busy and avoid all those interruptions.

Skill Level – Easy

Time Required – 15 minutes

What you will need

  • 2 x Large paper plates [BUY]
  • Blue construction paper [BUY]
  • Red Paint [BUY]
  • Glue
  • Sticky tape

Step 1

First, paint the outside of a large paper plate with red paint. Then paint the inner circle.

Step 1 - Painting the Shield

Step 2

Next, cut out a blue circle using your construction card and glue to the middle of the paper plate.

Step 2 - cut centre circle

Step 3

Then cut a star using white construction paper and glue on top of the blue circle.

Step 3 - Adding the Captain America Star

Step 4

Using the other large paper plate cut a strip to use as the hand grip.

Step 4 - cut strip

Step 5

Then sticky tape the paper plate strip to the back of your shield and you are now ready to play.

Step 5 - Glue strip to the back

Here’s a quick video on how to make an easy captain america shield

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