*this is a scheduled post*
Today’s craft is pretty awesome if I do say so myself… 😛
Can we take a moment to appreciate how awesome
Caroline’s Annabeth’s shirt is? Ms.AGdoll let me use her doll and the shirt. 😀
Let’s get started!
You will need:
* Please only use a hot glue gun with adult permission! *
If you don’t have any acrylic paint, a paint pen or some Sharpies will work. 😀
Start by laying out your cardboard and sketching/cutting out the sword pieces. The image above is a guide for the shape of the pieces.
Here’s a run-down of the measurements:
Pieces A and B are the blade pieces. They are 6″ tall and 1″ wide.
Pieces C and D are the middle pieces. They are 3/4″ tall and 2.5″ wide.
Pieces E and F are the handle pieces. They are 2″ tall and 1″ wide.
Hopefully, all those numbers didn’t confuse you. 😛
After you’ve cut out all the pieces, follow the picture above to glue them together. I glued piece E on top of F to create the handle. I glued piece A on top of B to create the blade. Pieces C and D were kept separate.
Once you’ve created the handle, middle, and blade pieces, you can paint them with acrylic paint. I painted the blade gold, the handle black, and the middle pieces gray. I also painted them with Mod Podge for a nice finish, but that’s completely optional. 🙂
Glue the blade onto piece C, like so.
Glue the handle onto piece C, making sure it’s lined up with the blade.
Finally, glue piece D on top of piece C, finishing the middle of the sword.
That’s it- you’re done! I chose to wrap a strip of leather around the handle, but you can customize your sword however you want. Add stickers, drawings, etc. Have fun! 😀
If you made this craft, email Loren up to three pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’ll include your photo(s) in the weekly Camp Dolliwatha recap post on Saturday!
Thanks for reading! You’re awesome. 😉