This Superhero cape may not give your kids the power to fly, but they sure will look cute wearing it! Quick, easy and fun to make, they will be saving the neighborhood in no time!
Level Of Difficulty: EasyMediumDifficult
Time To Prepare: Under 1 Hour
Time Until Ready: Under 2 Hours
Recommended Age: 3 to 8 years
This Superhero cape may not give your kids the power to fly, but they sure will look cute wearing it! No superhero costume is complete without one. Quick, easy and fun to make, they will be saving the neighborhood in no time!
Turn the t-shirt inside out and cut off the sleeves. Cut on the inside of the seam of the sleeve.
Cut along the sides of the t-shirt and lay it open.
Using the back of the shirt as your palette, cut out the shape of a cape. Be sure to keep the neck intact.
Depending on the size of the t-shirt you are using , the neck may be too big for your superhero. Cut a piece from the neck in order to resize for your kiddo. Apply velcro to each end of the cut neckline. (If you are not using self adhesive velcro, you need to glue the velcro in place with the hot glue gun).
Time to decorate!! I set my girls at a “Craft Ready” table (covered for protection) and gave them the fabric markers. They weren’t interested in traditional superhero insignia, but decided instead to come up with their own unique designs!
The fabric paint we used said it was ready to wear in 4 hours. We had a few pretty thick spots, so we let ours sit overnight.
Our t-shirts were adult size so we used the extra material and made the sleeves into superhero headbands!
If you are looking for a more “traditional” looking superhero cape, letters or symbols cut from felt or fabric can be glued onto your cape.
Note: If the neck of this shirt is not cut and then secured using velcro, the cape could pose a choking hazard.