Friday, September 9, 2011

Kid Craft: Superhero Stuffed Animals

Just for fun, I decided to make some superhero eye masks and capes for my children's stuffed animals. My inspiration came from a how-to kid cape post I saw on Ohdeedoh. Just like in the Ohdeedoh post, I used old t-shirts to make the capes. They were simple to make and it only took about 5 minutes to whip up a set. After my kids saw the first set I made, a whole line of stuffed animals were waiting to be turned into cape crusaders.

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For the eye mask: if it's too loose, just cut the back of the mask down the center and tie around the head. I also found it was easier to cut out the eyes when the mask was on the stuffed animal to get it positioned just right.

For the cape: Look for old t-shirts that have interesting prints on them. Center the image in the center of the cape to cut. In the picture below you can see how I did this for the smaller stuffed animal. Other option, have your child decorate the capes with fabric markers.

7 comments:

Michelle L. said...

Eep! These are so cute! I know my nephews would love them to boy-ify all the stuffed animals they never play with.

Michele Pacey said...

so much fun Jessica!

Kems said...

It was so cute when Evan was excited to show Morgan the stuffed animal cape. I don't know how to spell her lemur's name (Petty?). Great idea, Jessica. You're so creative! =o)

Sara&Eva said...

Woooww!! This is perfect for a Superheo Party!!

Jennifer said...

That is just the cutest thing! I want to give the Super Teddy in his white superhero mask a big bear hug ;)

Joy said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing! I'll have to do this with Jude's bears :)

Deanna said...

So cute! Several of my kids stuffies have capes and masks too. :)

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