Instructions for the Round Shield
Number of Pieces: 36 pieces + 1 bowl
Estimate Build Time: 2 to 3 Hours
Special Note: Require a minimum of 8 hour drying time for the glue.
Content of Kit
Make sure you have the items shown in the photos below before you proceed with your sword build. Please email us if you are missing any items. Your kit may also include paint which is not shown in the photos.
Tools and Materials
All tools and materials required for this build will either be included in this kit or available at your local art and craft store or large retailer. You will need several large and heavy books to help weigh down the shield face while you wait for the glue to dry. It also would not be a bad idea to get some scrap newspaper or cardboard to help keep your works area clean during the gluing and paint steps.
22″ Round Shield
There are seven main steps to this build with 22 subtasks. If this is your first Crafteeo project or the first time doing this project, we recommend that your view the video instructions twice: once to get a feel for what you will be doing and the second time when you actually build. It is good practice to do a dry fit prior to gluing individual pieces together. This will help you anticipate issues and identify critical alignment features. Take your time and enjoy the build process!
Tip #1: DO NOT use the shield before letting the glue and paint dry for at least 8 hours.
Tip #2: Keep several damp, NOT dripping wet, paper towels nearby to wipe off excess glue or paint. This will help you maintain a clean build and clean work area.
If you purchase the paint kit, the shield comes in three different color schemes: Red, Blue and Black. If you want to create your own color scheme, you can use any number of coloring media, e.g. acrylic paint, spray paint, or markers, although, we recommend simple craft paint. It is inexpensive, water-based for easy clean up and it paints onto the paper very smoothly. After you finish painting, I recommend you let the paint and glue dry overnight before you start using your shield. If you paint with water-based acrylic, such as craft paint, I recommend you coat the painted spear with sealant like Mod Podge to protect your newly finished shield!