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Viking shields


Viking shields were usually made of wood, reinforced with metal bars and covered in leather. They were carried using a single hand-held grip on the back as this made it easier to move them around. The shields were about 80-90cm in diameter and were decorated in colours and patterns.



Can you design your own viking shield?

You could use the template below or you could find something round in your house to draw around.


Challenge: Try and write some facts about your own viking shield.