DIY Captain America’s Shield – Toy Version
Dimension: 4 5/8″ diameter x 3/8″
Materials & Tools:
1. Plastic bottle of 4 1/2″ diameter, you may use other size to make larger or smaller shield
2. Red Felt – 18 1/2″ x 14″
3. White Felt – 6″ x 6″
4. Blue Felt – 2 1/2″
5. Drawing Compass
8. Craft knife
9. Quick Dry Adhesive, I used UHU
Note: If your plastic bottle is of different size, please adjust the measurement to suit it.
Download the shield pdf template and print it out without any scaling. The diameter of the circles are stated in the template, you may measure it to confirm that you are printing it in unscaled setting. If your bottle is of different size, either enlarge or reduce the percentage of scaling, of the templates accordingly, or create new sizes of template.
Gather all the materials and tools as listed above. Cut the felt according to the template, a.k.a to the following dimension:
Red – 5 1/2″ circle, 4 1/4″ circle, 2 7/8″ circle, 4 1/2″ x 1″ rectangle
White – 3 3/4″ circle, 2″ star
Blue – 2 1/8″ circle
Place the marker on the table and hold it. Bring the plastic bottle to touch the tip of the marker. Turn the bottle so that the stationery marker will mark a circle line on the bottle.
Cut on the marking line with craft knife.
Align the 5 1/2″ red circle felt to the bottom of the bottle (hence the shield), glue it with the quick-dry adhesive.
Fold in the edge and glue them nicely.
Glue the 4 1/4″ red circle felt the on the back of the shield. Make sure the edges are nicely glue down.
Glue the 4 1/2″ x 1″ red rectangle felt on the inside of the shield as shown in the picture. This is the shield’s handle.
Stack the 3 3/4″ white circle felt on the front of the shield and glue it down. Make sure the edges has enough adhesive to seal the edge completely onto the shield.
Follow by the rest of the felt pieces as shown in the picture. Glue them one after one.
Slot the hand of the soft toy, sock monkey in this case, into the handle and armed it up.