Castles Unit: Make a Sword Craft

Any knight is only as good as their sword! With this simple craft, your child can make their own as they explore life as a knight in our Castles Unit.

What you need:
  • aluminum foil
  • a long cardboard tube (a paper towel roll will work, but it works best with something more durable, like a wrapping paper tube or the cardboard tube from a box of foil or plastic wrap)
  • 9 x 3 inch of scrap cardboard
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun + glue
  • paint (optional)
What to do:

Start by cutting a (roughly) 9 x 3 inch rectangle out of your scrap cardboard. This will be the handle of your sword. Paint a bright color, if desired.

Once paint is dry, trace the opening of your cardboard tube onto one end of the cardboard scrap. Use your scissors to cut out the circle.

Slide the tube through the circle, then bend the rest of the rectangle up to form the handle. Use your hot glue gun to glue the bottom of the tube to the end of the cardboard rectangle.

Using your hot glue gun, glue aluminum foil around the blade of your sword.

Once the glue is dry, you’re ready to play. En garde!

Published by The Learn + Live Letter

The Learn + Live Letter is a play- and project-based homeschool curriculum for children ages 3-12.

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