Bucket Helmets

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child

Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun


Use recycled materials to make Bucket Helmets for the kids to play make-believe in.

 Paint a bucket, wear it on your head! Great for rugby supporters! 
– Maran Cameron,


  • Empty bucket
  • Acrylic paint


Clean out some old buckets. Cut eye holes in the sides. Use acrylic paint to paint the outside of the bucket.

Here are some ideas of what types of heads you could paint on the bucket helmets:

  • Your favourite sports team mascot
  • A tin soldier
  • Dinosaur or dragon
  • Fairy or unicorn
  • Cowboy or girl
  • Robots
  • Gorilla
  • Add a trunk and be an elephant
  • etc…

Then let the kids wear them to play in, and watch their imaginations go wild.
They could also wear them in the garden, to a book parade, or Halloween, etc.