13 January 2006

DIY Knight


After seeing Narnia Peter (7) decided to make his own knight's outfit. Armed with scissors, A4 sheets of cardboard and duct tape (*) he created helmet, breast and back plates, shield, leg guards and whatever else he required. The sword he borrowed from our friends as we left his own at home.
This was all his own work using his memory as a guide.
After the photo he proudly told us, "I didn't smile because troops don't smile."

(*) Duct tape is like The Force from Star Wars - it has a light side and a dark side and binds the universe together.

3 comments:

WJFR said...

Wow, that's a great knight costume. Absolutely right about the duct tape, too!

Alice said...

Amazing that a child that young could be so creative--great job! And what fun!

DavidofOz said...

Peter started it before we went on our trip. He came in and asked me for some cardboard. I gave him about 20 pieces and told him it was a better thickness and tougher. With bright eyes, he said, "Thanks Dad!" and off he went. He packed duct tape, scissors and cardboard and kept it going when we arrived. He is quite a clever lad.