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Kids Crafts: Superhero Masks (+ Template)

| February 13, 2013 | 47 Comments

 superhero masks

Superhero CraftsWelcome back to this weeks Kids Crafts – things for kids to make. Today, we are sharing our DIY Superhero Masks! Some of you may know that Red Ted recently turned 5 (Happy Birthday dear Boy!) and that he had a SUPERHERO birthday party! I really wanted to do a birthday party craft activity of sorts with the kids. (In my view) the key to any party activity is simplicity and preparation. So I thought about our Superhero Stick Puppets – they really are nice and simple, but then decided against them, as already printed out lots of bits and pieces for bunting and cake toppers and I (!) was getting a little bored. I also thought about the Superhero Stress balls, but decided it would be helpful to have more adults “help” for this, and we decided to run the party show with two adults (my husband and I) and ten kids! (in retro spect these would have made great part favours!).

And then I thought about masks! Well, actually Red Ted asked if we could make masks. I know many of his friends do NOT like colouring or drawing, so it had to be an “assembling and sticking craft” of sorts.  Enough rambling. The craft:

Superhero Masks Craft Activity

Materials: sheets of light card in assorted colours, scissors, glue, elastic + a bit of tape

(free templates: basic mask templates and superhero embellishments (print to fit A4))

You could buy a set of stars and circles pre cut – either from craft foam or card. You could make the hole mask as a foam superhero mask or even a felt superhero mask – your call!

If making the masks for a small group (e.g. 2-3 kids), cutting these by hand is tolerable.

I used my brand new Cricut Mini to cut stars and circles. It was the first time I had use it and it was pretty self explanatory (though there are a number of online tutorials that help. I just downloaded the “Cricut Craft Room” and went from there. I selected the free stars and circle images and arranged them on my page. They did have some “bolts” in their image stock, but they were part of a package and I didn’t need the whole package, so left it for now and cut the bolts by hand. The Cricut Mini was SUPER easy to use (I was rather impressed). My favourite part of it, is the “sticky feed map”. As you don’t have to use a WHOLE A4 sheet of card, but by placing smaller parts on the gridded feed map, you can easily use up odds and ends of card. Just be sure to match your grids on screen with the those on the feed map. Very clever and very thrifty indeed. I look forward to using my Cricut more!

1) Use these free printables for basic mask templates and superhero embellishments (print to fit A4). I managed to cut 5 masks at a time using the template – we cut  the eye holes in at the very end, to make sure it fit each child.

2) Cut your embellishments and masks. As this is for a party, I decided that I needed to precut everything. I wanted to give the kids lots of colour and shape choices – so needed to cut extra – sod’s law one child would want 5 stars or something. That is where the cricut came in handy. If I had only been crafting with my two, I would have asked them what colours and shapes they wanted and cut it all as we went along. So I cut lots of circles in blue, white and orange. Lots of stars in yellow, blue and white and some yellow bolts. I also cut the “eye wings” ahead of time. We had 10 kids coming and I cut out 12 masks. Giving us two as back up.

mask making

3) Add the elastic first. Knot and tape in place – the tape will help prevent the card from tearing.

Superhero mask activity

4) I prepped the table ahead of time. Again, if I was making this with just my kids, I would be doing a lot more “as we go along”. But with 10 kids, it is good to have everything ready. Arm the children with glue and let them get on with it.

5) Once they are done double check placement of eyes. Use the template as a guide, but place over child’s face and check. We used point nail scissors (that I have for crafting) to cut the eyes out.

6) Wear proudly and let mum take lots of photos! Done.

(I will be doing a “Google hangout” with Delights.co.uk in a couple of weeks time! Do “circle” us to see it! Find me as Red Ted Art).

Final superhero masks

Pip Squeak did the one on the top left – the ones with the stars for eyes. It blew me away. I love how young children just have their own ideas and imagination and she wanted “star eyes”, so “star eyes” she got. Lovely.

Refuel with some Superhero Cupcakes:

Superhero Cupcake Toppers How To and Printable

(And whilst you are here, check out our super simple Superhero Party Invites).

Superhero MasksJoin the Kids Get Crafty linky party! Disclaimer: by joining the Kids Get Crafty linky – you give us permission to highlight any projects on Red Ted Art and Creative with Kids or share your craft ideas on Pinterest – I will always link to your site!



If you have been crafty with your kid’s be it at home, in the kitchen or outdoors, please link up!

What are your favourite Superhero Craft Ideas? And what are your top birthday party ideas and tips?

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  1. Red Ted Art says:

    I used the Cricut for the stars and circles as they are “standard shapes”. I cut the rest by hand (yawn).

  2. Claire says:

    My boy, now 11, would have LOVED these when he was younger! Great job!! (again!)

  3. These are fab Maggy – I love how they ended up and the cupcakes look delicious as well

  4. Pinkoddy says:

    Happy Belated 5th Birthday RedTed. Looks like a great idea for a party. Our craft party went really well too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    I’m not sure I can do google hangouts :(

  5. Ali says:

    The masks are fabulous. Great set-up, I can see us doing this for one of my playgroups.

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    Awe thanks everyone, I need to still add a photo of Pip Squeak’s. Her’s was totally adorable and so “original”. Love how different they all were and yet had the same basic materials!

    PinkOddy – you don’t have to do a google Hangout – really – it isn’t for everyone!

  7. They look fantastic and thanks for sharing the templates too! Will be doing this with the boy and his cousins for sure.

  8. Fantastic masks, and the cake toppers look great too :-)

  9. jackie says:

    Great masks, Maggy! What a super activity for a super hero party! Those cupcakes look gorgeous!

  10. Great idea for a party activity! And happy birthday to Red Ted!

  11. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you everyone, I was surprised at how much the boys all seemed to enjoy the craft AND wearing the masks afterwards! Was lovely to see.

  12. Leah says:

    I love these! I wonder if my little girls will be into the superhero thing. What a fun birthday party idea! Thanks for the link-up for all the great ideas!

    • Red Ted Art says:

      My little girl enjoyed making her mask (the one with the stars), but yes, not all little girls as into superheros!!!

  13. what fun! Great pics of the boys!!

  14. Wonderful party, Maggy! These masks are great!

  15. PragmaticMom says:

    Adorable masks! Any little boy would love this craft!!!

  16. Thanks for this wonderful linky! Can’t wait to explore!

  17. Katie says:

    My little boy loves everything super hero related, so will really love this.

  18. very cute thanks for including the template so we can make them too!

  19. Mum of One says:

    I love these! I am having a bit of a superhero phase myself!

  20. Red Ted Art says:

    Ooh yes, you can have one top!

  21. Rebecca says:

    I love the star eyes! Very cute!

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase. I’ve pinned this to our board.

  22. terrie says:

    hi, i love these and am trying to print them. but the link is gone? help…..

    • Red Ted Art says:

      I just checked an the links are working for me? Under the photo of the “individual boy” with the red jumper round his shoulders..?

  23. Sherry says:

    What a cute idea! I linked to it from my website http://CubScoutIdeas.com because it will be a great activity for the Cubs to do.

    Thanks!

  24. Beth says:

    I love these! Where did you find the elastic and how long of a piece did you cut for each mask?

  25. Miranda says:

    Hi! I can’t get the templates to work? Help please!

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