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Our Vikings are a burly type with
 spears and grins….
Who doesn’t love a fierce fighting Viking? I know my students LOVED this project!!! We studied the various qualities of a Viking and added all their tools of the trade. My students loved creating personalities for their Viking guys and gals. Can you say CUTENESS overload??? The boys loved adding the details to their Viking. Axes, hammers, spears, shovels…. just to name a few items. Girls added aprons, bows and braids.
Step One: We created painted paper and let dry.
Step Two:  Students created the shapes of the Vikings. Since we were short on time I provided simple tracers to get them started.
Step Three: Students used painted paper and added the Viking helmets, boots, facial features etc.
Step Four: Students added details to give personality to their Viking. This is where the fun really sky rocketed. Lots of painted paper scraps were supplied to cut and glue onto the Viking. Some examples are an ax with a wooden handle, shovel to dig, and fabric apron and braids.



 Bows and curls.
 Bad teeth and all!
Next, we added our Vikings to a mural
painted by my students.
 Check out the flowers being painted in the field.


This little guy is getting ready to fell a tree!


Students added details and painted around their Viking.



Drying on the floor… before being displayed in the hallway.


If space is limited have students create a smaller backdrop for their Viking.
Another project my students created were Viking Ships!
Check out this blog post for more details
These ships were a blast to make and fun to display around their Vikings.
 Want more details on how to create these adorable Vikings and Viking Ships?
Check out the full color downloadable lesson at the store available at
This fun 22 page full color pdf contains
• Background information about Vikings
• Supplies needed for both projects: Vikings and Viking Ships
• Reproducible Viking templates
• Step by Step directions on how to create Vikings
• Step by step directions for Viking ship
• Reproducible Viking ship templates ~ boat, sail and shields


Keep on Creating!

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