Last week Braden’s teacher sent a note home saying the Kindergarten class will be performing in a show and he needed to dress up as an animal of his choice, from 5 animals. He chose to be a dog. After the anxiety and shock of the thought, “I have to make a costume. I have to make a costume in under a week.”, wore off. Oh and did I mention, I can’t sew. I got searching Pinterest, FB, internet search engines, I couldn’t find a thing. I was getting frantic and of course it was racing through my mind for days.
Finally, while searching through the boys dress up/costume box, I came across an old dog foam visor/hat. It suddenly clicked! The hat was perfect! I knew exactly what I was going to do. The hat originally came from the grocery store in the dollar bin, however I have seen them at Dollar Tree and Michaels. I grabbed a white tshirt from hobby lobby that was 40% off at $1.50. Found some black cargo shorts at Target for $7.00. While at hobby lobby I found a large over sized looking pipe cleaner for $3.00. Safety pins and red ribbon completed the supplies.
My son is a huge super hero fan and when we began planning his party, we just knew we had to do Super Heroes. However, I was not liking the idea of a specific character or commercial theme. So, after weeks, and I mean weeks, of planning and thinking, I finally came to the conclusion, Super Hero Academy. The kids will come to train to be super heroes!!! It was perfect!
Because the theme has not been over done, finding things proved to be a task. So, I made most of the items myself and did what I could to figure out the rest. Some of the highlights were the over sized shield for our front yard made from an old movie theater film platter. Hand made capes for the water bottles, a battle zone with evil villains (balloons) and a learn to fly lesson.
At the end all the kiddos were able to put their super hero training to good use when the evil villain Doc Nacho came to ruin the party.
Each guest were given capes, shirts, bags, swords, shields, and more to help them become a super hero.
Kimberly and Loren’s Sweet Treats created the sprinkle cake, cookies, and cupcakes.
I created the custom T-shirts, lanyards, Super hero ID’s, Welcome Sign, giant, shield, masks for balloons, buildings and backdrop for photos.
Balloons from Party City
Capes from Six Flags over Texas
Super Heroes from Target
Iron man/Captain America sign from Ross
Want something to spruce up those plain old water bottles for your upcoming super hero party??? Well, check out these super cute and super stylish capes I made for my son’s 4th super hero birthday party.
These are super easy and super quick and super cheap to make! Plus, they give your party that little extra something special!
I purchased several 8×10 sheets of red and blue felt from Hobby Lobby. 4 sheets for $1.00
I freehand traced an outline of a cape that would fit to the bottle. Lots of eye bawling, adjusting, and measurements.
Once I had a good fit, I cut each one out, making sure the top of the cape was rounded and not squared or cut straight across.
After the capes were cut, I traced the out line of the lid in the top of the round part and then cut the hole out.
Then put on the capes! The felt will stretch a bit, so no need to be perfect.
About a month ago, I posted this article about Valentines for kids. So, with all those great examples I decided to take on my own Valentines for my son’s class. I really was in love with the Cereal for the kids. I don’t like to give candy and wanted something special for the kids to take him. I thought these would be perfect!
I snatched up 3 cases of the mini boxes of cereal, 8 boxes per case, $2.58 at Wal Mart per case. I wrapped some ribbon around each one and used a glue dot to attached a spoon. I made little tags to the front. I completely forgot to add my son’s name to them!!! LOL. I think I will just add a little heart and his name to the side.
We also purchased the regular paper Valentines to exchange as well.
Valentines Day is just around the corner and I got a message from my son’s kindergarten teacher that he needs to make a box to store
his Valentines. I was really excited to see that Hobby Lobby has all their Valentines on sale for 40% or more. I searched the aisles and found happen upon a Monster Valentines box kit. It really only included giant googly eyes and antennas. LOL. But, for $2.00, I thought it would be perfect. s he gets from his classmates. I was super excited and ready to take on this challenge. I asked him what he wanted his box to look like. He said a monster so I got straight to work!
I took an empty juice case, like Capri Sun or Honest Kids. I used the Honest Kids. Taped the open part of the box back together. Then wrapped the box in blue construction paper. I used glue and tape and covered every inch of the box.
I then cut a long, rectangular hole in the larger “front” side of the box to make a mouth. I then cut teeth out of white paper and glued inside the box to hang in the opening.
I glued the googly eyes and antenna on to the box as well. Then made a nose. Voila! Simple and easy monster box!
Tired of the same old paper card for Valentine’s Day? Check out these super fun and super cute alternatives that will be sure to leave an impression.
These owls are made from toilet paper rolls and paper! How fun!
Check out Joyfully Jensen for full tutorial.
For the Star Wars fan, these are just perfect!
Thanks to Cinnaberry Suite for posting this.
Click the link to find these and a few other great crafts from Fiskars.
How fun are these?!?!
I found these over at The Fry Family blog.
My favorite!!! I know a special kindergarten class that will be getting these this Valentines Day!
I found a few tutorials online, but this one is my favorite from Marci Coombs.
Happy Valentines Day!