Superhero Cape

superhero cape

Superhero Cape

superhero cape

Children love dressing up and they’re often the happiest when their costumes are created from the strangest of things! Okay, so we’ve observed them for a long time and we’ve tried to put ourselves in their shoes. Therefore, we’ve taken some tissue paper, some string and some card, and we’ve pulled together a simple cape which kids are going to love!

This DIY activity was inspired by the fabulous blog By Little Ones!


  • The first letter of the child’s first name in the superhero font, which you can find here!
  • Blue tissue paper
  • A piece of card
  • A piece of aluminium foil
  • A reel of wool like this (or any thread which is quite thick)
  • A glue stick
  • A stapler
  • A pair of scissors
  • Some felt-tip pens or colouring pencils

1. Print the letter of your choice, make the children colour the inside of the shield, then cut out the pattern.

2. Take a piece of tissue paper and stick the shield in the centre.

3. Take the piece of card and cut out a strip measuring 29.7 x 7 cm.
4. Wrinkle one side of the tissue paper and staple it to one end of the strip of card. Do the same thing for the other side.
5. Wrinkle all of the tissue paper and staple it all the way along the strip of card to give it the shape of a cape.

6. Cut out 1m of wool and place it along the strip of cardboard whilst leaving out 30 cm on each side. Staple the string of wool to the strip of card.
7. Turn the cape over and apply glue all along the surface of the band of card. Stick the piece of aluminium foil along the length.

8. Turn the cape back over and fold down the aluminium foil to stick it onto the other side of the strip of card.
9. Fold up the edges of the aluminium foil which are poking out, into triangular shapes to give the real effect of a cape which flies.

There you have it; your superhero cape is finished! Now all that’s left to do is give it to the children who are going to save the world!


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