Explore Norse Mythology

Let’s talk about the gods and goddesses of Norse mythology. Some of you may be familiar with names and places you will hear, like Thor, Odin, Asgard  and the Bifrost from the comic and movie Thor. However, Thor, Odin and the Gods of Asgard were around thousands of years before Marvel Comics.

Make a Norse Helmet or Flower Headband

Supplies

  • Colored construction paper
  • markers
  • Glue or tape
  • Yarn
  • Scissors

Directions

Note: Craft packets of these cut outs will be available at the July 27 Monday Market at the library.

Thor’s Helmet  

  1. Cut out the pieces to include headband, two pieces of yarn, two wings and nose guard. If you are making the cut outs yourself use markers or colored construction to make the gray part of the wing, and use a black marker to draw the feathering. With a marker or colored construction paper make the V symbol on the nose guard.
  2. At each end of your head band tie on your yarn through the hole punches.
  3. Glue or tape the nose guard to the center of your headband.
  4. Tape or glue the wings to each end of your headband.

Loki’s Helmet

  1. Cut out the pieces to include headband, two pieces of yarn, two horns and nose guard. If you are making the cut outs yourself, with a marker or colored construction paper make the diagonal slashes on the nose guard.
  2. At each end of your head band tie on your yarn through the hole punches.
  3. Glue or tape the nose guard to the center of your headband.
  4. Flip headband over to the backside, cut a slit on either side of nose guard long enough for the end of your horns to slide into.
  5. Take your horns and fold in the ends, about an inch, slide them into the slits where the fold is and tape down.
  6. You can add more tape to the other sides of horns to make them more stable.

Frigg/Freya’s Flowered Headband 

  1. Cut out the pieces to include headband, two pieces of yarn and flowers.
  2. At each end of your head band tie on your yarn through the hole punches.
  3. Glue or tape the flowers to your headband.

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Audrey Sarver

Audrey works on the bookmobile. She uses her love of history to create activities for elementary school students. Audrey's favorite genres include historical fiction, true crime, biographies and classics like Jane Austen. At home she likes to bake and work in her flower garden.