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A Superhero Party – Photo Wall with Props

Superheroes are all the rage in this house.  Both my son and daughter love the heroes (and the villians).  When I asked my soon to be 3-year-old what type of party he wanted to have he mentioned about 5 different superheroes and since 4 of the 5 were Avengers we went with it……

I have wanted to try to make a photo wall and props for a while now but never had a reason…..so now was my chance.

Luckily we have a chalkboard wall in the kids playroom and a Superhero theme is easy…..just draw some buildings.

I grabbed my new chalk markers (which by the way are AWESOME) and a straight edge and went to town:

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It looked very plain so I decided to add a little bling but since I am not much for drawing on the wall, I grabbed some copy paper, markers and scissors and made some bling to tape to the wall:

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I also played around with making a big moon and other things in the background but couldn’t make it work so I kept it simple.

The next thing I needed to work on were my props.  I painted a Captain America shield on a cake round and then did a few pencil drawings on some poster board:

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Then I painted them (with acrylic paints), cut them out and hot glued a stick to em (Yes, I know Wonder Woman is not an Avenger….she was a special request from my son).  I also took the opportunity to fix my daughter’s Harley Quinn mallet that took a beating during Halloween:

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The next prop I made was a fun after work project one day……

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Thor’s Hammer……which my daughter claimed as her own:

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The last prop that is very important for a superhero is a cape, so we made some out of plastic table cloths:

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I cut the table cloth in a “cape” shape:

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Then I cut a straight line from the corner towards the middle:

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Then cut a half circle on each side of the cut leaving two long pieces to go around the neck:

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Then I attached Velcro to each side for easy connecting.  My cutting was not perfect but the kiddos didn’t mind and I got 5 capes out of each tablecloth:

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Party Time!!  My son insisted on wearing his Joker costume which was a bit off theme but it was his birthday so he got his way:

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The kids had fun!!  I had a great time taking pictures of the little heroes:

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Up next will be “Super Food”…….stay tuned………..

 

 

A Two (and a half) -Year-Old Joker

My son is a Superhero fanatic.  However lately he has been a bit obsessed with The Joker.  I can’t blame him…..The Joker is colorful, has lots of cool toys and seems like a happy enough guy.  Of course the only real exposure my son has had to him is in the Lego cartoons or else I am sure he would find him quite scary.

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I had been asking him for the past month who he wanted to dress as for Halloween and 8 times out of 10 he would say “I Joker”.  This worked out perfectly since my daughter had decided on Harley Quinn early in the year (she changed her mind 50 or so times but we came back to Harley in the end).

So the search for a white or purple suit began…….

Who knew finding a purple suit for a two-year-old would be so difficult?

After hitting up all of the local thrift shops and children’s resale shops I had to turn to the internet shops.  I found a $20 all white suit complete with tie and I jumped on it!

In the days leading up to the arrival of this awesome white suit I purchased green, orange and purple dye and was ready to go.  When the suit arrived I read the instructions for the dye and was disappointed to find out that it was recommended that it NOT be used for polyester and of course the suit was 100% polyester.  I dyed it anyway……

Well……the suit turned out pink and the undershirt was….well honestly I can’t even describe what color it turned out…….it was like a dirty light green.

Well back to the craft store……I found some awesome fabric spray paint (I had no idea this stuff existed).  I went to town spray painting the suit.  Unfortunately for me the fabric spray did not go very far…….six $5.99 cans later I had the most expensive costume I have ever made……

However the look on my son’s face when he saw his Joker costume was money well spent……..

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and another picture of the happy Joker…….

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A little green hair, green eyebrows and some red lips and we have our finished Joker (with Harley Quinn)……

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The hard part was getting him to take the costume off…….and he wouldn’t answer to anything but Joker.

Joker sliming a couple of superheroes…….

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We have a couple of opportunities left for the kids to wear their costumes before the end of the week and then we can start planning for next year……..

So far my daughter has Teen Titans on her mind…….she is thinking Raven for her and Beast Boy for her little brother.

I am sure she will change her mind several times but I like where her head is at!!