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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………..