When my daughters asked to have a Superhero Party I thought that making a city as the backdrop for the dessert table would be perfect. So I headed out to my garage and looked for boxes and asked a few friends if they had any. I used several different size of boxes in creating my Superhero City. I then headed of to the store for a few other items I would need to complete the city.
What you will need:
- Black Plastic Tablecloths
- Light Colored Card Stock ( I choose tan)
- Glue (E6000 is my favorite)
I thought about painting the boxes at first, but remembered how cardboard soaks up paint and I wanted to do a lot of large cardboard boxes so I decided that I would cover the boxes with black wrapping paper. Well, I searched and couldn’t find black wrapping paper anywhere but I did find plastic black tablecloths and thought, hey those would work perfect, and the did. Another good thing about the tablecloths is they are extremely cheap.
I just simply wrapped the boxes as if I was wrapping a present.
Start placing the boxes to get the base to your city. (Please excuse the mess in the background of the picture, I had a lot going on at one time. Eek!)
Then cut out card stock in the shape of rectangles to represent windows and doors. I cut a few different sizes to match with the different size boxes.
I stacked boxes on top of each other to create an architectural look. You can lay the boxes horizontally or vertically to see how the boxes look best. I used the card stock that I cut out and glued them on the boxes as windows and doors.
The Superhero City is coming together.
In this picture I took and old CD tower and and cut out a paper clock and transformed it into a cupcake holder. You can use anything to create your city so take a look around the house you might just have a few items sitting around.
Here is the finished Superhero City! I cut out a few superhero signs and added balloons with superhero on them to add a few finishing touches.
My Daughter were so excited with the Superhero City they stood in front of the table for hours and pretended to fly into the big city.
I have to say I never imaged having a superhero party for my girls, but it was a blast!
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