This year, some of the kids chose to build horses out of Model Magic too. That made things a bit more challenging and complicated for them.
Using masking tape and newspaper, build the form of your body. Attach it to the pole. Tinfoil can be used as well. Make sure all the parts are taped super well!! It's better to use too much tape than not enough. Do not build the head at this point.
Then, using paper mache and thin newspaper strips, cover the knight. Short, thin pieces are best. Heads were formed from Model Magic.
Next, paint the whole body with neutral acrylic paints.
Add clothing with leather and fabric scraps. Hot glue or sew these pieces (we just glued them).
Paint on a face.
Build weapons and shields with cardboard, Model Magic or whatever you'd like.
Black masking tape is useful for this project.