Create your own shield and coat of arms, and decorate it using the Catholic symbol of the fleur-de-lis.
Cardstock and/or cardboard
Crayons, Markers, and/or Glitter glue (and whatever else you want to use to decorate)
Fleur-de-lis pattern (click to download and print)
Packaging tape (optional)
Trace out the shape of a shield on cardboard or cardstock, and then cut it out. Print out the shape of the fleur-de-lis and then cut it out. Or, you can draw your own fleur-de-lis symbol on paper and cut it out. You can decorate your fleur-de-lis shape, but make sure it is still recognizable as a lily and a symbol of purity. Glue this to the center of your shield. (However, if you decorate with glitter glue, like we did, you might want to glue the fleur-de-lis shape onto the shield BEFORE you decorate! It’s less messy that way, and the shape will get less soggy).
Now, decorate your shield. Typically, a soldier had his coat-of-arms on his shield, so that he could be recognized (like the shape of an eagle or a castle). You can make your own coat of arms for your shield, using symbols of things that are important to you. The fleur-de-lis lily in the center of your shield, though, should remind you that your faith should be the center of your life!
When you are done, if you would like, you can cut a strip of cardstock and attach it in a loop to the back of the shield so you can easily hold onto it. (Packaging tape works great, but scotch tape or glue might work as well.)