Looked up Samurai soldiers - the costuming looks pretty intricate and intimidating to paint. I could see us making something more like this much easier and cutting out the face. Also, without the info boxes, that will all be on the info poster.
Helmet of salvation :) Cut out template shown with cardboad. Fasten straps with brads Staple strips of red paper along top strap Optional-slit red strips in two and bend to make it look fuller DONE! Let kids paint and decorate!