Welcome back to our second week of Justice League fun. This week I am going to show you some super easy and quick crafts. Try these out during school holidays or for a really cool birthday party. We have so many great ideas to share with you, did you know that if you sign up to our newsletter in the column to your right then we will send you some great ideas direct to your inbox every school holiday FREE! We never share your details and this way you will never be stuck for fun things to try with the kids.
This can be a reading nook or just a really cool hiding spot. The key to this is to use the biggest cardboard box you can get your hands on.
You will need:
- large cardboard box (I used an appliance box)
- paper lunch bags or newspaper
- spray adhesive
- spray paint
**My box did not have a bottom on it. If you are using a regular cardboard box you can choose to cut the flaps off the bottom if you want or leave them on.
1. Cut an arched opening on one side of your box.
2. Rip up your paper bags or newspaper into large-ish pieces. I separated the layers of the bags to make it a bit easier to crumple them up and glue them on.
3. Crumple up a piece of paper bag into a ball. Slightly uncrumple it (is this even a word?).
4. Spray a bit of adhesive onto the cardboard box. This stuff works best when it is slightly tacky so you don't have to spray a lot. Attach your uncrumpled ball so it resembles a rough rock by pressing down on the paper bag and shaping it with your hands.
5. Cover the top and sides of the box with crumpled paper bag pieces. I chose to leave the back uncovered so I could put it up against a wall.
6. Spray paint (or leave it as is). I used a mix of grey and dark brown.
Add a pillow inside, a batman sign and voila! You've got your very own Bat Cave!
Wonder Woman Cuffs
- Four toilet paper rolls for one set of cuffs
- Hole Punch
- First cut a slit all the way down one side of all four paper rolls. Two will be your cuffs and the other two will provide the material for your shapes.
- Flatten two of the rolls and cut superhero shapes from them. Ideas include stars, bats, lightening bolts, letters, the sky’s the limit!
- Paint your pieces. Paint all around your cuffs and on both sides of your shapes. Be sure to use two different colors so that your super hero shapes really pop!
- Once the paint dries, glue your shapes to the top of your cuffs and allow to dry.
- Punch a few holes down each side of your cuff openings and lace them up by threading them with yarn.
- Now you’re ready to don your super cool cuffs and try out your new super powers.
So this can be applied to loads of different super hero's, The Flash would be red with a yellow lightening bolt, Aquaman could be Orange with a green trident, your only limited by your imagination.
Simple Batman Mask
This simple mask will make any superhero's day. First you'll need to print out the template I have included below.
Here's everything you'll need
- Sheet of Black of Craft Foam
- Sheet of Yellow Craft Foam
- Black Elastic
- Hot glue gun
Lets Make It
Cut the mask out of the black foam, cut the bat sign out of yellow foam. Measure your Childs head with the elastic and cut the elastic to size. Use the hot glue to attach the elastic onto the mask. Let it dry and your done.
We're all done for this week but make sure you come back next Tuesday for more great Batman and the Justice league fun. In the meantime try last weeks ideas and some of our older posts below.