DIY Shields - 12 pcs.
Bigger and Better
These were great! Bigger than I anticipated and very sturdy.
February 22, 2010
Great product for the price
This was an excellent price for 12 shields. I'm not sure how sturdy the handles will be but it should definitely hold up to a couple of elementary musical performances.
November 19, 2014
Wish ordered more shields. Great product for the price.
July 27, 2014
Best DIY sheilds ever!
My daughter's royal party was a huge hit. Some kids spent the whole time coloring their sheilds. They are very easy to assemble with duct tape. This was the hit of the day.
July 21, 2014
Worked like a charm
We use these along with many of the foam shapes and stencils for the kids to make a Family Shield. We couldn't get them away from the table they were so into the craft. When we used the shields to decorate the pews on Sunday morning the parents and kids were thrilled.
July 20, 2014
Great quality for the price
I ordered these for the boys for my daughter's 3rd birthday princess party. It turns out they were just as much fun for the girls as for the boys. I was pleasantly surprised at how durable the shields were. They are made from a very thick cardstock-type paper and held up very well when they were subjected to sword fights with inflatable swords. All of the kids had a ball decorating their shields and taking them home. I highly recommend these!
April 29, 2014
My son had a Legend of Zelda party and this fit into the theme perfectly. The kids had so much fun making their armor!
Also, I thought these shields were going to be small (just by looking at the picture on the website), but I wrong. The shields were big.
February 8, 2014
Big but flimsy
These shields are really quite big, but being made out of poster board, they are flimsy and won't last long. I would have preferred something smaller and sturdier with self-contained assembly (I didn't like having to go find some tape to attach the straps). But this was the only blank shield I could find that I liked within my party budget. The kids had fun coloring them, but never actually used them.
March 3, 2013
Its only posterboard
We bought these for our daughters knight and princess party for the boys to decorate and play with. It was poster board cut out in the shape of a shield and it came with poster board strips that you have to staple or tape to the back of the shield. These would not have held up to a bunch of 4 and 5 year old boys. The good thing is Oriental Trading shipped them promptly and once I received them and realized they would not work out for the party, it allowed me time to make shields for the boys out of foam board which held up very well.
August 13, 2012
They are only posterboard!
I was really surprised when these arrived and they were only poster board. Had I known I could have made my own, and more cheaply. I really expected them to be at least thin cardboard, as the poster board does not stand up to any kind of use, and the wobbles make it far less realistic. Aside from reinforcing the back by gluing on strips of cardboard we also had to use duct tape on the paper handles.
July 20, 2012