This fantastic craft project is a guest post by Kim Byers, a creative party planner and shoppe owner at TheCelebrationShoppe.com. Get inspired for your next birthday party, girlfriend gathering or holiday on the Celebration Shoppe Blog, on Twitter @celebshoppe or if you’re in the Columbus Ohio area, you can see her crafting segments on NBC’s Daytime Columbus.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Yard of light polyester knit
- ¼ yard flexible vinyl (or you could use felt)
- Velcro dots
- Fabric glue
- Wax paper (36×36 inches)
- Stick pins
- Measuring tape
And here are the super simple steps:
1. Measure the length from the middle of your child’s neck to the bottom of their pant loop.
2. Taking a sheet of wax paper (approximately 36×36 inches) fold it in half and insert a stick pin at the top.
3. Cut a length of string using the measurement you took and tie it to the stick pin and your pencil.
4. Starting at one side of the wax paper, with the stick pin stationary, draw off the curve of your cape.
5. Using a ruler, draw a straight line 2 ½ inches from the corner on either side. This will give you a five inch neck. (NOTE: Depending on the age of your child, you may need the neck to be larger so trim out your neckline and hold it to your child before cutting your fabric.)
6. Trim out your cape pattern, pin it to your fabric and cut out the shape. (NOTE: Light polyester knit will not ravel and billows well while in flight.)
7. Using fabric glue, apply the velcro dots to either side of the cape neck for easy closure. (NOTE: These can also be sewn on for durability.)
8. Now it’s time to embellish. We used flexible vinyl for the sheen, but felt would also work well. No matter what you use, personalize it with your little hero’s initial, stars or maybe a lightning bolt and watch their eyes shine.
This craft is super easy, super fun, and perfect for your super hero in training. Happy crafting!
Editor’s Note: Easy crafts projects for moms that keep kids inspired and entertained certainly work for us! Thanks to Kim Byers for sharing this craft project with our readers. For more Works for Me Wednesday, visit We are That Family. Photo ©Kim Byers / The Celebration Shoppe.