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No-Sew Upcycled Super Hero Cape Kids Craft Tutorial

Are your kids in a super hero frenzy, with all of the new super hero flicks? I know my kids are! We made no-sew upcycled super hero capes this week, using upcycled old men's t-shirts - and they're fun and simple to make. These no-sew upcycled super hero capes are perfect for creative play and dress up fun - they cost very little to make - and require only a few simple supplies [that you most likely already have around the house].

What you will need + Instructions: 
  • Scissors 
  • White [washable crayon] or quilting pencil 
  • An old men's T-Shirt [size large/x-large work best for this project - depending on your child's height] - Use your white crayon or quilting pencil to mark your cutting lines. You want to cut around the neck of the shirt [leaving the entire neck hole in tact]. Cut away the entire front of the shirt and sleeves leaving only the back of the shirt [attached to the neck hole] see above image.
  • Fabric Glue
  • Scrap Fabric or a "Fat Quarter" of Fabric [found at most craft stores for around $1]. Cut out desired shapes from scraps of fabric / fat quarter of fabric. Affix to the cape with fabric glue. Allow adequate time for drying. 
  • Puffy Paint or Fabric Paint/Markers Have your child decorate their cape with puffy paint /fabric paint to their specifications. Allow adequate time for drying.
This would make a great craft for a kids super hero themed birthday party! Just have all of the attendees bring an old men's t-shirt and set out all of the other supplies needed [scissors, fabric paint/markers, white crayons and fabric glue]  for the kids to create their super hero capes with - fun and frugal.

[Note: Adult supervision recommended while creating this craft - recommended for ages 6+]

Happy Crafting!

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