Make Your Own Super Hero Gear
My daughter’s school has ‘spirit days’ every month- they are a lot of fun for the kids & gives them an excuse to wear unusual things & think creatively. One of the themes is ‘Super Hero Day’. It could be as simple as wearing a graphic tee- but they sky’s the limit. 🙂 This year my daughter & a classmate decided they would be ‘Terrific Twins’; their super power was to make others smile. They did some drawings & thought of the lightning bolt logo & my daughter asked if we could make capes. I loved their enthusiasm so we looked up some ideas & found a tutorial for a mask on SlowMama’s blog– which is fabulous & easy to follow- but we had to add some ribbon!
Here’s how it looked pinned up:
And the finished project:
We added sequins & a lightning bolt in glitter glue after the stitching was done.
We thought some wristbands would add to the ensemble:
For these I measured a strip of felt around my daughter’s wrist & then cut at an angle. The elastic ribbon makes them easy to slip on & off- you can see it only takes a snippet of elastic for these! They are only one layer, but I stitched all the way around for a fun detail.
We made a cape too- same basic idea as the one I made for her Harry Potter party at school, but I did round the edges on this one- and the fuchsia/pink 5/8” textured two-toned ribbon matched the fabric Hadley chose really well!
And here are the Terrific Twins & their Superhero Teacher! They all make me smile!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ve been inspired!
By Jen Shears
Other Supplies Used
- Felt (fabric store sheets)
- Fabric for cape (Ben Franklins)
- Sewing machine & thread
- Straight pins
- Martha Stewart Glitter Glue
- Sequins (Joanns)