Paper Plate Thor Helmet DIY

So, a couple of weeks back I posted a tutorial on how to make a Captain America shield from paper plates that was super popular with my son and it got me thinking. We love superhero crafts (heck, we love everything superhero!) so what else could we make ourselves? The answer of course was this simple Thor helmet DIY that we made with paper plates and some cardboard from the recycling bin. Needless to say it’s been a hit too!

Paper Plate Thor Helmet DIYWhat you need:

One paper plate

Cardboard (a cereal packet is perfect)

Silver paint. Mine was from The Range and was about £2.50

Glue gun

How to make a Thor Helmet:

First cut the wing shape side pieces out of your paper plate. Wobbly edged paper plates work best for this! You can turn the first one over and cut around it to make sure both sides are the same size. This is what mine looked like.

Thor avengers craftThen cut a long strip from your cardboard ta make the headpiece. This will need to go down slightly where your child’s nose will be.

how to make a Thor helmetThen it was my son’s turn to join in with the DIY! He painted all the pieces and we left them out to dry overnight.

The next day I measured the headpiece to fit his head and then glued it to the correct width using a glue gun. The entire lengh of the cereal packet was just right for a four year olds head – phew! I then added the little wings on the side and job done! I’m going to be honest and say I’m pretty pleased with this and now planning what superhero DIY to do next!

As an aside, I don’t normally have loads of pictures of my kids on here but man this was tricky to photograph! Anyway, look at this little dudes face – you can tell this was popular, right?!

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20 Comments

  1. 16th February 2015 / 9:11 am

    Now THAT is my sort of craft!!! AWESOME!!

    • 16th February 2015 / 8:34 pm

      Cheers Sonya, I’m taking that as a massive compliment!! 🙂

  2. 16th February 2015 / 10:17 am

    Love it! I was going to say that I don’t think my girls would be interested in making one but thinking about it a bit more, I reckon Ella would love it!

    • 16th February 2015 / 8:34 pm

      My one year old daughter has been rocking this in a big way, I just couldn’t get a picture of her in it that wasn’t blurry 😉

  3. 16th February 2015 / 10:22 am

    That is awesome. My children are super hero mad, especially the Marvel superheros. My eldest lady has the dulux Avengers wall mural, it looks pretty amazing.
    I love the Thor helmet, very creative.

  4. 16th February 2015 / 12:10 pm

    This is awesome, I am loving all the super hero paper plate crafts 😀 He definitely does look pleased with it!

    • 16th February 2015 / 8:33 pm

      Ha, yeah the theme is purely decided by what my son wants to do!!

  5. 16th February 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Hehe, someone is pleased with their helmet, what a great idea

  6. Michelle
    16th February 2015 / 6:05 pm

    Bless him, this is so cute! xx

  7. 16th February 2015 / 10:52 pm

    Thor is hands down my favourite superhero and so I love this! I shall show my boys in the morning and I think I know what we’ll be making tomorrow!

  8. 17th February 2015 / 9:13 am

    Love this, it’s perfect for a superhero-loving toddler!

  9. 17th February 2015 / 10:37 am

    Now that is such a brilliant idea x

  10. 17th February 2015 / 11:29 am

    Looks great. Now all is needed is a nice hammer 🙂

  11. 19th February 2015 / 12:53 pm

    Great ideas and surprisingly simple, perfect for half term crafting!

  12. Anne Wallwin
    17th March 2015 / 6:01 pm

    now that is awesome!!!! i’m going to adapt it to a roman looking helmet ready for my 7 year old. They will be learning about the romans after easter.

  13. 29th May 2015 / 1:57 am

    Always nice to see another family who loves superheroes 🙂 This is great and I am sharing it. I love that it is easy for kids to make and uses simple materials. It’s Super! (sorry, couldn’t resist 🙂 )

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