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DIY Superhero Capes

When my daughters decided to have a super hero party, I immediately started thinking of party favors. Party favors are high on my list when hosting a party. I decided that I would make DIY Superhero Capes and have a crafting station where the kids personalize their own capes.  The best thing about these capes is there is very little sewing.

What you will need:

  • Felt
  • Chalk
  • Scissors
  • Velcro
  • Glue
  • Thread
  • Needle

I started by taking a few yards of felt and cutting them on rectangles.  The size on the capes really depend on the size of the kids attending the party.   I used my daughters to place the felt around to see how much fabric to use.  Once, I decide on the width of the felt I folded the fabric in half. I actually made three different lengths. Next, I used chalk to draw my cape design on the felt.

how-to-make-capes

I then cut out the shape and used that shape as a templet for the other capes.  (Keep your scrape felt, I will share with you later why.) I choose to cut an opening in the neck and place velcro to create a closure.  I was a little worried that if they just slipped then capes over their heads it would be a chocking hazard. With the velcro closure the capes could easily be pulled off.

capes

I cut out a few different sizes, we had 2 year old to 8 year old attending the party.

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I placed the capes along with bucket of scrape felt on a table for the kids to get creative with.  We cut our madelions for the kids to use and letters of their first names. The kids used glue to add then to the capes.

customizing-capes

I have to admit the activity was a little messy because of the glue but they had a blasted!  ( I would recommend that you have an adult man a glue gun so the glue dries quickly. The kids couldn’t wait to put them on so waiting for glue to dry was hard.) It was so much fun to see all the kids run around on the backyard in their own DIY Superhero Capes.

Here are two of the cuties in action.

capes photo

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