Start with a square piece of paper, you can use any paper as long as it isn’t too thick, mark it into a square and trim with scissors. We used coloured paper, and also tried A2 sized newsprint (in the video) which was the ideal helmet size for Blair to proudly wear.
You can use newspaper too, which is a good size for a samurai to be able to wear.
The first part of the video is drawing the pattern, which is optional so you can skip ahead a bit for the folding. Have fun and send us a pic of you wearing your kabuto 兜 helmet!
Watch this longer 5 minutes video demo:
Here are some delightful photos of participants in Japan and UK looking lordly in their samurai kabuto helmets!!