Simple Shields

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Project by Chris Moellering posted 03-07-2011 12:51 AM 3162 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes it’s the simple projects that bring the most joy. For my son’s 10th birthday party I took a sheet of 1/4” plywood and cut out some 18” x 14” shield shapes. I sanded them and eased the edges. Drilled some holes and attached some rope with cable ties for handles. The boys panted them as the “opening craft” at the party and got to take them home with them.

(Yes, if you look close at the handle detail picture there are extra holes…I should have made sure I had all the shield facing the same way when I drilled the stack for the handles….)

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 01:18 AM

look’s nice and is fun to see that the children have fun!

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 02:46 AM

Very nice and a great project. It brought back memories of when I made a shield for my son about 20 years ago.

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#3 posted 03-07-2011 08:15 AM

Great idea, looks like lots of fun for them.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#4 posted 03-07-2011 09:21 AM

:-) thankĀ“s for sharing


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#5 posted 03-07-2011 03:16 PM

Fun fun fun! I made this “Deku” shield for my cousin’s son – a last minute Christmas gift she requested. (Deku Shield apparently comes from the Zelda video game?

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#6 posted 03-07-2011 10:10 PM

gifts of the heart are THE BEST! congratulation,if you got six kids away from their video game long enough to decorate the shields ,you should recieve “the worlds best parent award”.

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#7 posted 07-27-2011 02:37 AM

God bless you brother, that’s great. Hope the enjoy these for years to come.

-- Harold

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