We have a major stash of popsicle sticks in the house. We originally bought them for a popsicle stick fox craft that we came across a few years ago.
After that project, the popsicle sticks have been sitting around collecting glitter or being turned into magic wands. Which, frankly, no one has been complaining about. Wait, I take that back. The husband has been complaining because glitter is getting everywhere… ?
Fast forward to today when Anna had a friend over. I was feeling pretty tired after a busy week, so wanted to make sure we had something fun and easy to do that the girls could basically do without much input.
We also have a rather large drawer of scrap paper bits that was perfect for superhero cape making. LOVE being able to de-stash and use up little bits for projects. Always worth it in my book.
Inspiration for this project came from Glued To My Crafts.
How To Make Popsicle Stick Superheroes
- Jumbo Popsicle Sticks*
- Crayons, markers, paints, pens
- Scrapbook paper, construction paper, or cardstock
- White pen, paint, or paint marker for eyes, OR
- Small Googly Eyes*
- Black pen
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- Take a popsicle stick and color or paint it however you like. You can make it a solid color, striped, ombre, or even in the shape of a person. This is going to be the body of your superhero!
- Cut out a triangle for the cape and a small rectangle for the mask if you want one. Anna also cut out shapes to make a hat for hers.
- Glue the back of your popsicle stick and place on the middle of our triangle to stick on the cape.
- Glue the back of your paper rectangle and place it towards the top of your popsicle stick where you image the eyes to be. If using googly eyes, stick them on. If using white paint or a white paint pen, draw on the whites of the eyes. Once the white is dry, add black circles to make your eye balls.
- Underneath the eyes, draw a curve line for the smile (or a solid circle for an open mouth). Feel free to give your superhero any expression you want.
- Repeat the process for as many popsicle stick superheroes as you want!
Note: This is a great craft for little kiddos to practice their cutting skills. As you can see from the picture below, Anna and her friend had fun creating all sorts of shapes for their capes.