The most important piece of equipment for every Viking is a shield. Party guests enjoyed designing their own shields as part of their dragon training experience.
The shields were made from cardboard bases used for cakes (12 inches) which we purchased at a local party shop. One side was white for coloring and stickers and other such decorations. The other side was covered with wood print scrapbook paper, and a duct tape handle was added.
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