Super Kids No Sew Cape

5 Aug

Able to make messes by just entering a room . . . super hearing unless their parents are speaking to them . . .  look!  Out in the playground!  It’s SUPER KID!

What you need:

  • adult t-shirt
  • hot glue gun
  • felt
  • scissors
  • permanent marker

Lay the t-shirt out on a flat surface and cut along the side folds.  When you get to the sleeve, cut along the sleeve seam and along the shoulder seam, leaving the neck in tact.

Next, cut around the neck seam, this will be your “head hole”.

Draw your design on the felt using permanent marker, cut it out and hot glue it to the back of the cape.  I did the boys’ initials, but you can do whatever you want.

For the mask, I traced a pair of adult sunglasses to get the basic shape on the felt.

Hot glue string or elastic to the sides so they can be worn.  I added their initials to the top of the masks as well, but they are a little floppy, so gluing them to cardboard first would be a good idea.

The whole process takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on how much detail you are adding to your cape and mask.  I had to make 2, so it took me a little longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

****UPDATE***** I took the boys grocery shopping today and they wore their capes!  We got a lot of nice compliments, a few giggles and the boys REALLY enjoyed showing off their capes!  I had to wash them today because they wore them outside and got them pretty muddy.  If/when you need to wash your super hero’s cape, wash it on a cold setting and hang it dry.  DO NOT put it in the dryer/1  This will shrink the felt and may melt the glue as well.

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One Response to “Super Kids No Sew Cape”

  1. Michelle Wojtasiak Coughlin August 6, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    Super cute!

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