We raided the kiddy-kilt station to make me a tartan sash to go with my kilt, made flower crowns, won medals for our painted rocks, and spent a good long time painting shields for ourselves.
After spending the day running around with my little cardboard buckler, I had grown very fond of it, and decided to give it a good upgrade when we got home. If I was going to wield a cardboard shield, it'd be the most badass little cardboard shield there ever was.
I started by riveting some proper straps to the back out of vinyl I had left over from my Attack on Titan harnesses, and cutting some "wooden" planks to fit.
I painted a red basecoat, and then added some wood-grain and distressed it
I cut a circle out of cardboard for the rim, wrapped that in vinyl, and added rivets.