Fit for a superhero
Monday, December 02, 2013
Transform an awesome kid into a superhero—with an easy-to-make cape! With possible designs ranging from Batman to Powerpuff Girls, use your imagination to craft handmade capes to donate to a children’s hospital.
What you will need:
- Fleece for cape
- Cape Template
- Velcro pieces
- Fabric or hot glue
- Extra fleece or felt for decorations
1. The size of the fleece cape will depend on the height of the child. For example, 20”x28” would be big enough for a child who’s about 4 years old.
2. Fold your piece of fleece in half and place the template at the top of the folded side. Cut along the template. This will create the neck of your cape.
3. Leave the bottom of the cape straight or add some fun, squiggly cuts.
4. Use the velcro pieces to close the cape. Place one piece on the top side of the cape’s neck (as demonstrated on the template) and place the other side of the velcro on the bottom of the neck’s opposite side. When a child puts on the cape, the two velcro pieces should stack and connect the pieces.
5. Now it’s time to decorate the cape! Be creative. Try cutting fun shapes out of your extra fleece or felt and attaching them to the visible side of your cape.
6. Take your capes to a childrens’ hospital or any other organization that works with children.