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Make your own Viking helmet
Chid wearing the helmet they made out of mod rock, painted silver and worn with pride.
For best results paint silver and gold
Year Six at Ebor Gardens Primary School have been making their own Viking helmets - they have kindly written out instructions so you can make one too.
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FACTS

Viking helmets didn't have horns like many people think.

Helmets have been found in Danish bogs with horns on but these date back to the Bronze Age - 2000 years before the Vikings.

Vikings did however decorate their helmets with patterns.

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How to make a Viking helmet

Things you will need:

Elastic band
Mod rock
Plastic bag
Scissors
Tray of water
Vaseline

Method

1. Cut the mod rock into strips with scissors.

2. Find a partner and tie a plastic bag around their head using the elastic band to make it tight. Cover your hair only - NOT your face.

3. Rub some Vaseline on your partners forehead and nose, (this stops the mod rock from sticking to your skin.)

4. Take strips of mod rock and place it in the water, smooth between your for finger and thumb to get rid of any extra water.

Picture of a child having mod roack put on their head.
Cover your nose with mod rock

5. Cover your partners head and nose with the strips, make sure that it is all covered and no plastic can be seen.

Picture of the whole head covered in mod rock.
Make sure the whole head is covered

6. Repeat step 5 so that it is strong.

7. Wait for your helmet to dry - this should take about 10 minutes.

8. When your helmet is dry take it off.

Final picture of the helmet.
Finished helmet

9. Paint your helmet. If you use gold and silver your helmet will look better.

10. When the paint is dry wear with pride and show your friends and family.

Child showing off their finished helmet
Fashioned by Farahnaz

Written by Farahnaz and Rebecca (Year 6)

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