Felt Superhero Masks
Are your kids obsessed with superheroes? Mine are, especially my son.
The kids decided to make masks to protect their superhero identities. It
was a great way to use their imagination and get them thinking about
what super powers they would want to have.
How We Did It
I talked to the kids about their favorite superheroes (this day, they
were into Batman and Bat Girl). So we started by cutting out a basic
mask shape much like the ones worn by their favorite heroes.
cut the shapes, we held the felt up to their face to give us a guide of
how wide to make the mask, and where the nose and eye holes should be.
We created two pieces of felt per mask.
Then the kids added glue to one side of each of their masks. They stuck
two ribbons on the glue-covered masks (one ribbon at each end). Then
they placed the other mask piece on top of the glue.
The kids cut up different shapes and designs from felt and glued them to the front of the mask shapes to design their own mask.
five-year-old loved this and did it all himself, while the
three-year-old needed help and directed me on what she wanted cut.
This was a great time to get a conversation going about what superheros are and what super powers the kids wished they had.
After we allowed the glue to fully dry, the masks were ready to be worn!
The kids loved becoming their own superhero. My five-year-old has
already requested two more masks: one inspired by Spider Man and the
other by Captain America.