Wardrobe boxes from a moving-supply store become a phone booth for heroes' quick costume changes.
Tie up blue bedsheets and hang cardboard cloud cutouts for a comic-book look.
A couple of quick cuts and candy adornments transform a sheet cake into this superb shield.
Make capes and cuffs from adult-size T-shirts and self-adhesive Velcro and masks from stiff felt and 1/4-inch elastic. Kids can adorn them with precut, self-adhesive felt shapes; adults can attach rickrack trim and ball fringe with hot glue.
Originally published in the May 2013 issue of Parents magazine.