How could I make a football helmet for a gnome?

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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Aug 23, 2021

    I didn't find any ideas on making a helmet but here is some info for you

    https://www.etsy.com/market/gnome_helmet

  • William William on Aug 23, 2021

    How about a balloon for a form. Strips of newspaper and watered down glue covering the balloon. Once dry and hard draw out the helmet and cut out. You could use air dry clay or paper mache and sculpt one.

  • How big is your gnome? I know they sell souvenir helmets and if you could find one to fit online somewhere that might be your best bet. You could even customize it to your team with paint if you could find one that fits.

  • Janice Janice on Aug 23, 2021

    The head of the gnome could be sprayed with cooking oil or cover it with clear kitchen wrap such Saran wrap. Then a slurry of paper/water could be placed on the head (like paper maiche) and let dry. When dry remove the piece and trim and decorate as a helmet. The mouthguard could be fashioned separately and glued on before painting the piece. Sounds like it could be a fun project! :)

  • Maybe out of a milk jug such as a gallon or half gallon depending on what side? You could spray paint it.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Aug 23, 2021

    Hello How big is the gnome? Could you use a hollow rubber ball and cut the shape of one out?

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 23, 2021

    How large is the head of the gnome?

    How about using a rubber bathing cap with chin strap? Might it stretch enough to go over the top, or would you want the cone going through the 'helmet'?


  • Betsy Betsy on Aug 23, 2021

    Hi Debbie: How big is the head and does it have one of those pointy hats on it? If so, you can always paint that hat to look like a helmet with your team logo on it and a chin strap. Then again, maybe a terra cota pot could be painted to look like a football helmet. If no pointy hat, then you might be able to get a metal dog dish from the dollar store and form it to look like a helmet, or a plastic cereal bowl.


    Good luck

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Aug 24, 2021

    Could you use modeling clay

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 24, 2021

    It will depend on the size of your gnome. Check Barbie accessories if it's very small, doll accessories for a larger one. If you are talented with sculpting clay you can make it right on his head.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 27, 2021

    Form one with foil then cover with plaster and compound mixed together to form a helmet smooth out and let dry don’t forget to make holes for string to hold on

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 29, 2021

    Hi! Depending on the size of the gnome, I would think either a child size Halloween costume helmet or a doll sized one would work.