Throw a memorable party for a child while saving funds by making your own party favours. Many children have a love for superheroes, and homemade superhero crafts can help children utilise their imaginations. Party favour ideas include capes, or masks, or puppets. Ask a child to help you make the crafts that you will use as favours during the party.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Popsicle sticks
- Fabric (1 yard per guest)
- Sewing needle
- Fabric markers
Draw superheroes that are both well known and of your own invention on cardboard using markers. Thin cardboard is ideal, such as the kind used to make cereal boxes. Superheroes figures should be 5 inches to 6 inches tall.
Cut out the superheroes you have drawn. Make two superheroes for every guest at the party so that children can make their puppets interact.
Tape the superheroes to Popsicle sticks. Hand out these homemade superhero puppets to guests as party favours. Children can hold onto the Popsicle sticks, using them to command the puppets and play superhero games throughout the party.
Cut fabric into the shape of a cape, using about one yard per guest. Capes should be wide at the base and taper higher up where they attach at the shoulders. Cut out one cape for each guest.
Use strips of scrap fabric as ties for the capes. Sew one strip of fabric on each side of the upper portion of each cape so that children can tie them around their shoulders. Hand out the capes as party favours at the beginning of the parry.
Provide fabric markers for guests and help children decorate their capes as a party activity. Allow children to wear decorated, homemade capes throughout the party so that they can emulate superheroes.
Tips and warnings
- Request that guests RSVP when you send out invitations so that you know how many party favours you will need to make.
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