Create a fun superhero game involving costumes for your next birthday party. The object of the game is to create a superhero character. Players draw one cape from the first bag, one emblem from the second bag and an accessory from the third bag. The player must wear the costume elements he drew from the bags and come up with a superhero name and identity that correspond with the costume. Players must also invent creative superpowers for their characters. Each player writes down the information about her character and reads it aloud to the group. Players vote for their favourite superhero, and the player with the most votes wins.
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Things you need
- Simple fabric in a variety of colours
- Craft felt
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Card stock
- Pens and markers
- Three paper bags
- Miscellaneous accessories
Make capes out of simple fabrics or sheets. Make as many capes as you will have players. Use a variety of colours and patterns; you can use solid colours, stripes or themed patterns, such as sports or under-the-sea. Place fabric on a flat surface and trace the outline of a cape with a pencil. Also trace two long strips extending from the top of the cape. You will use these strips to tie capes around each player's neck. Cut out the capes.
Design emblems. Make as many emblems as you have capes. Come up with simple emblem ideas that can evoke a variety of superhero identities. For example, you might use an image of the Earth, a butterfly, a tree or an ocean wave. Place the emblem's main symbol within a bold shape, such as a diamond, circle or square. Draw the emblem on white card stock with pens or markers.
Gather accessories. Find household objects such as watches, swim goggles, mittens or potholders. A superhero with these accessories might be able to travel to the future, breathe underwater, survive in extreme cold or cook efficiently for hundreds of people at once. Find twice as many accessories as you have capes and emblems if you want each player to draw two items from this bag.
Place the capes, emblems, and accessories in an opaque paper bag or trash bag for players to draw from.
Tips and warnings
- If you will only be playing this game once, then let players keep the capes they drew. Cover a work surface with newspaper and provide fabric paint for the players to decorate their capes.
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