How to Make a Football Helmet Out of a Cardboard Box

    Step 1

    Use the spray paint to paint the cardboard box with the team colors that you wish to represent. For example, if this helmet is going to be a replica of the Dallas Cowboys uniforms, paint the cardboard box silver to match the background color of the Cowboys helmet.

    Step 2

    Use the sharpie to draw the team logo on the sides of the helmet. Use stencils to help you trace the drawing instead of trying to make the logo from memory. Fill in the logo with the color of your choice.

    Step 3

    Use the scissors to cut an opening in the narrow side of the box. Place the box on your head to make sure that the opening is wide enough you to see through. If it is not use the scissors to cut away more of the box for a wider opening.

    Step 4

    Cut a second opening beneath the eyes to represent the bottom of the faceplate on the helmet. You will be able to speak through this opening at the bottom of the helmet.

    Step 5

    Place the helmet on your head to try out how it feels. Depending upon the size of the helmet, you may have to use your hands to hold it in place while moving.


  • Try to find a box that is big enough to fit over your head, but small enough that it does not move around too much. You do not want the helmet to shift while walking or jumping up and down in support of your team.

Things Needed

  • Cardboard box
  • Spray paint
  • Markers
  • Scissors

About the Author

Raphael is a refocused writer originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina. In 2006 he earned his journalism degree from Elon University while minoring in creative writing. During his five year career his work has appeared in publications in North and South Carolina as well as national media outlet ESPN.