Camp Dolliwatha, Week 4: Percy Jackson Sword

*this is a scheduled post*

Hi. 🙂

Today’s craft is pretty awesome if I do say so myself… 😛

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Can we take a moment to appreciate how awesome Caroline’s Annabeth’s shirt is? Ms.AGdoll let me use her doll and the shirt. 😀

Let’s get started!

You will need:

* Please only use a hot glue gun with adult permission! *

If you don’t have any acrylic paint, a paint pen or some Sharpies will work. 😀

Step 1:

Start by laying out your cardboard and sketching/cutting out the sword pieces. The image above is a guide for the shape of the pieces.

Here’s a run-down of the measurements:

Pieces A and B are the blade pieces. They are 6″ tall and 1″ wide.

Pieces C and D are the middle pieces. They are 3/4″ tall and 2.5″ wide.

Pieces E and F are the handle pieces. They are 2″ tall and 1″ wide.

Hopefully, all those numbers didn’t confuse you. 😛

Step 2:

After you’ve cut out all the pieces, follow the picture above to glue them together. I glued piece E on top of F to create the handle. I glued piece A on top of B to create the blade. Pieces C and D were kept separate.

Once you’ve created the handle, middle, and blade pieces, you can paint them with acrylic paint. I painted the blade gold, the handle black, and the middle pieces gray. I also painted them with Mod Podge for a nice finish, but that’s completely optional. 🙂

Step 3:

Glue the blade onto piece C, like so.

Step 4:

Glue the handle onto piece C, making sure it’s lined up with the blade.

Step 5:

Finally, glue piece D on top of piece C, finishing the middle of the sword.

That’s it- you’re done! I chose to wrap a strip of leather around the handle, but you can customize your sword however you want. Add stickers, drawings, etc. Have fun! 😀

If you made this craft, email Loren up to three pictures at happyhouseofag@gmail.com. She’ll include your photo(s) in the weekly Camp Dolliwatha recap post on Saturday!

Thanks for reading! You’re awesome. 😉

Clara (2)

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