Micah’s Homemade Armor

By Micah Jeub (with help from Isaiah, Lydia and Dad)

Welcome to Making Micah’s Armor. It took me three days to put all of the following things together to make body armor:

  • 99 juice can lids
  • 100 pipe cleaners
  • 1 rusty cookie pan
  • A big and a little board
  • A sparkley shirt (fake chainmail)

I got the juice can lids from 3 years of frozen concentrated juice. These tins make great armor. The pipe cleaners are used to tie all the tins together. To prepare the tins, punch holes in the lids with a hammer and a nail. Use the pipe cleaners to weave into the shirt. I used an old shirt that had sparkley things on them. You could use an old shirt, too.

Here’s some tins woven togehter.

Here’s my finished shirt.

I used an old cookie sheet with a flat board for my shield. I put them together with pipe cleaners. I also used pipe cleaners for the strap holders. There are two straps: one for the wrist and one for the upper arm. The shield is very sturdy, enough to hold back your enemies.

Here’s the shield when finished.

The shirt wasn’t sturdy enough alone, so I added a board to its back. I used pipe cleaners to weave it together. Here’s a picture:

I also made elbow, knee and other body armor. Here’s pictures of that:

Here’s me with my armor on! I hope you can make something like this too!

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • Sir Terry Lee Stair

    Dear Micah Jeub:

    It Blesses my heart to see your Armour. It took imagination and confidence to make it. I know your parents are very proud of You and I am too. I know that someday you will join the ranks of other Christian Knights.

    Terry Lee Stair
    Knight Grand Cross

    Commander Knights of the Holy Order of Godly Men