Just about everyone loves Captain America, he is a Marvel fan favorite for sure. When you think about Cap what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me it’s his shield. Every Captain America super fan needs their own shield. Check out this simple DIY Captain America shield tutorial.
Captain America Craft
This is an easy project and if your child does ok with scissors (can safely cut relatively straight lines), then they can definitely make their own Captain America shield themselves.
- Red Frisbee
- Red, White and Blue Duct Tape
- Parchment Paper
I bought 2 red frisbees at the dollar store. I love duct tape, so I already had red, white and blue duct tape at home. I personally don’t recommend generic duct tape, it doesn’t cut as well.
How to Make a Captain America Shield
If you have a solid red frisbee to start with than you can skip the first round layer of red duct tape. If your frisbee is like mine, then you will need a circle of red duct tape to cover up the frisbee graphic.
Start by drawing your various circle on parchment paper to make cutting the duct tape feasible. Captain America’s shield has an outer red ring (the largest circle), followed by white, red and then blue. I found various bowls, lids, duct tape rolls, etc around the house to use as circle templates.
Once you’ve traced the different sized circles. Add strips of duct tape to the back, slightly overlapping so that it fills in the entire circle design. Now you can flip the parchment paper over and cut around the circle you drew. Do this for each circular layer. The duct tape will peel easily off the parchment paper.
Captain America Shield Template
I didn’t have anything to use for a star template, so I printed the graphic above. You could also just free hand draw the star design on parchment paper but I just don’t have that kind of skill. It was less stressful to just trace the star instead. Make sure you use white duct tape to create your star design.
Now layer each piece of duct tape on your frisbee to create your Captain America shield. Place the white star at the center of the shield.
The last step is to add a handle. Instead of cutting small holes in the shield for a handle, we created it using more red duct tape. Start by folding a longer piece of duct tape in half, lengthwise. Then tape each end of the strap to the back of the shield.
How’s that for an easy DIY Captain America Shield? No messy spray paint involved, just duct tape and a frisbee.
This was the perfect craft for Elliot because the costume he received at Christmas didn’t have a Captain America shield. Now he’s ready to throw his shield and battle Thanos! 😉
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