Felt Superhero Masks
Activity DesignerShauna Wightman
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.
To 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 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.