DIY Superhero Masks and Capes

Masks and capes make heroic crusaders out of birthday party guests.

How to Make DIY Capes and Masks

    What You'll Need

    Capes:

      • Adult-sized t-shirts
      • Scissors
      • Self-adhesive Velcro
      • Self-adhesive felt
      • Pom-poms
      • Fabric glue
      • Ball fringe (optional)
      • Rickrack (optional)
      • Hot glue gun and glue (optional)

        Masks:

          • Download template below
          • Scissors
          • Stiff felt
          • Self-adhesive felt
          • ?-inch elastic

            Make It

            Capes:

              1. Trace a cape shape on the back of a t-shirt and cut it out. Be sure to leave the neckband intact for use as the neck of the cape.
              2. Cut a slit at the front of the neckband and attach self-adhesive Velcro to either side, creating a fastener for the cape.
              3. Cut out a variety of shapes, in different sizes, from the self-adhesive felt. (We made stars, lightening bolts, circles, hearts, and letters for the children's names.)
              4. Pre-glue pom-poms to circles of self-adhesive felt.
              5. Children can add self-adhesive shapes and felt-backed pop-poms to their capes. Parents can help hot glue ball fringe or rickrack trim to capes, if desired.

                Masks:

                  1. Download the mask template below. Print and cut out your template.
                  2. Trace the shape onto your stiff felt, and cut out the mask base.
                  3. Cut a 14" length of elastic. Cut out two small self-adhesive felt squares. Attach the elastic to either end of the mask with a square of self-adhesive felt squares.
                  4. Cut out various small shapes from self-adhesive felt.
                  5. Children can decorate with small shapes of self-adhesive felt.

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