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|FUN|knights jousting pole

Today I have a super simple kids recycle craft for you. 

T has a massive 'thing' for Knights, he absolutely loves playing knights and is fascinated by it. I must admit I'm sure I've encouraged this a little. 

Anyway from time to time he hits me with requests for handmade toys and costumes and that's how this one started out, 'Mummy can I have a jousting pole like a real knight?' Well I suppose it could have been worse, he could have asked for a real horse! 

We came up with this simple craft which needs just a little assistance from an adult. 

You will need:

A long wrapping paper tube
Roll of kitchen foil

1. Start off by cutting out an oval shape from the card {do all kids like cutting with scissors or is it just mine?}  stand the roll on the cardboard and draw round it with a pen. 

2. Make a cross in the middle of the circle and cut along the lines.

3. On the paper roll cut a long(ish) slit either side.

4. Form a point and tape together.

5. Wrap in silver foil, also wrap the hand plate oval shape in foil, then push the pointed end through the cross you made.

That's it! Ok not quite as long as it should be but great for jousting the cushions and balloons hanging from the ceiling!  I also recommend a Knights costume and not Spider-Man but hey-ho! 

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  1. Looks like you both had great fun putting together the jousting pole.....and an awful lot cheaper than had your son requested a real horse ;-) HowtoSundays
    Angela x

  2. I love this! It looks like a fantastic craft and I'm sure T has had loads of fun with it. Thanks so much for linking up to #HowtoSunday lovely. :) x

  3. What a great design, I can see why any aspiring knight would love to have his own jousting pole! He looks so pleased with the end result and it's perfect for proving his worth against the evil cushions. I might have to use this idea for an activity hour inspiration.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #Trash2Treasure.


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