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Video: How to Make an Origami Kabuto – Samurai Helmet

Subject: Art & Design / Other Topics
Level: Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2
Age: 5-7 years / 7-11 years
Resource Type: Activities / Videos / Other


Kabuto helmets were worn by Japanese samurai warriors and the helmet is seen as a symbol of strength. On Children’s Day in Japan (May 5), many school children will make origami kabuto helmets. More resources on Children’s Day

Follow the video to make a mini version, or use 60cm square piece of paper to make a wearable helmet - newspaper works well!