We tried to follow a color pattern. My husband handles all the cutting and shaping cardboard while I handled all the painting.
The kids loved them!!We had the itch to make some shields after buying 5 Nerf swords to give the culdesac kiddos to play with. We got out white poster board, free handed the shield shape and the cut cardboard boxes in the same shape to match. The backs and handles were also oodles of cardboard and duct tape as was the edges of each shield.
We took the designs from my son's favorite app on my phone, the Lego Knights. 5 kids and 5 designs... Perfect!!