Saturday, October 19, 2013

Superhero Crafts with the Kids & Saturday Morning Cartoons with Vortexx!


My kids love superheroes, crafts and cartoons, so when you put the three together, you have their undivided attention!  In honour of Vortexx on The CW, we decided to create some superhero crafts (specifically inspired by Justic League Unlimited and The Spectacular Spider-Man).  Vortexx is a 5-hour kid's programming block on Saturdays from 7:00am-12:00pm every Saturday morning on The CW channel.  

Shows on Vortexx include The Adventures of Chuck and Friends, Rescue Heroes, Sonic X, Bolts & Blip, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Justice League Unlimited, Dragon Ball Z Kai, B-Daman Crossfire, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal.  See the schedule below for show times or visit www.myvortexx.com/show_schedules!
Vortexx on The CW Saturday Morning Schedule!
Superhero Masks Craft!
The first order of business when creating superhero masks, is to get all the materials laid out (paper, string, foam shape stickers, glitter glue, coloured markers, scissors, white glue, and hand hole puncher).  Be sure to lay out newspaper so you don't make a mess on your work surface!

We used a print-out superhero mask template and used heavy paper so the masks could be painted without becoming flimsy (or you can draw your own on cardboard).  Lesson Learned: Ideally you should cut out the mask, eyeholes and punch holes in the mask (for the string) before painting.     
The Kids Making Superhero Masks
First, paint the masks using non-toxic paints.  (As my kids painted the masks quite heavily, it took a few hours for the paint to dry.)  

Next, add stick-on foam shape stickers (or glue on non-adhesive shapes) directly to the painted mask.  (We used stars, hearts, squares, circles, rectangles and diamond shapes).

After the foam shapes have been applied, use marker and then glitter glue to jazz up the masks.  Lastly, attach the string to the mask and fit to child's head.  Below are the finished superhero masks!  What do you think?
Our Superhero Masks!
Superhero Arm Cuffs Craft!
Every little superhero needs a superhero arm cuff!  They're very fun and easy to make, and the kids love to wear them!  First, gather your materials: cardboard paper towel rolls (or toilet paper rolls), string, paint, foam stick-on shapes, glitter glue, white glue, coloured markers, scissors, and a hand-held hole puncher.  Cardboard paper towel rolls can be cut in half to make 2 separate arm cuffs.  (Do not cut toilet paper cardboard rolls in half.)

Cut your cardboard roll lengthwise, to create the arm cuff.  If done correctly, the arm cuff will open to allow the wrist to fit in.  Use the hole puncher where you slit the roll and punch 3 times on each side (these holes will be used to tie the arm cuff shut in a later step).

Paint the arm cuff and allow to dry for a few hours.  Once dried, stick on adhesive foam shapes directly to the painted arm cuff.  Then, use coloured marker or glitter glue to add "punch" to the cuff.  Allow to dry, and once dried, use some string to tie the superhero cuff loosely to your child's wrist.  When completed, the creation might look something like this!
Our Superhero Cuffs!
Jar of Superhero Powers Craft!
My kids LOVED making the Jar of Superhero Powers craft!  It's very easy to create, and so much fun for imaginary superhero play.  What's a "Jar of Superhero Powers", you ask?  It's a jar filled with popsicle sticks or tongue depressors, each printed with a different superhero power on it!  Reach into the jar, pull out a stick and behold: you've been granted a new superpower (ie: invisibility, web-slinging, team work, etc)!

To make your own Jar of Superhero Powers, you need a mason jar (no lid required), popsicle sticks (or tongue depressors), paper with a list of super powers--either created on the computer or hand-printed (see below), a "Super Powers" sign for the jar (which can be created on the computer or hand-drawn), white glue and scissors.

Superhero Powers List:  A sample Superhero Powers list can include: Lasso of Truth, Teamwork, X-Ray Vision, Web Slinging, Breathing Underwater, Night Vision, Ring of Power, Mighty Morphin Abilities, Ability to Read Minds, Invisibility, Man of Steel, Superior Self-Defense, Super Sonic Speed, Super Strength, Flying, Spider Sense...and any other awesome Superhero Powers your little hero can think of!

Cut out the Super Powers list from the sheet of paper in small rectangles, making sure that each rectangle fits neatly on the stick, and then glue one superpower per stick.  Allow to dry for a few hours.  Cut out "Super Powers" sign for the jar, and attach with glue.  Also allow to dry.  

Once the craft has dried, insert all the popsicles into the mason jar with the printed Super Powers turned inwards (so they can't be seen and will be a surprise).  Then each child can pick a Super Power and enjoy hours of awesome Superhero play!   
Our Jar of Super Powers Craft!
Visit www.myvortexx.com for fun activities, games and full episodes!  Vortexx also has a branded Video on Demand channel by Kabillion.

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If you (or your child) could choose one Super Power, what would it be?  What craft would you (and your child) like to try most: Superhero Masks, Superhero Arm Cuffs, or the Jar of Super Powers?

16 comments:

  1. Wow! That is super cool! I'm sure my little one and her friends would love to do those too!

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    1. Thanks Christine! I like that these are fool-proof crafts!

      Jenna

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  2. wow! Those are super neat. I saw dragonballz in the list of shows, a definite awesome show! Looks like the kids had a blast

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    1. Amy, they had so much fun! My son said: "Teamwork", that's not a super power!" I had to school him. ;)

      Jenna

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  3. they looked like they had a real blast doing all that stuff. my granddaughter loves doing crafts, we are getting ready to do owl pumpkins we found on pintrest!

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    1. CricetJean, the kids really did! The owl pumpkins that you found on Pinterest sound adorable and fun to create!

      Jenna

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  4. What an awesome day of entertainment on so many levels! For myself and my husband yesterday was all about the Canucks, the BC Lions and the Vancouver Whitecaps, but I bet you had more fun than we did lol
    Anne Taylor

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  5. I love their superhero masks ! Very Creative!

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  6. What a great way to keep the kids busy! So much fun

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  7. How fun! We've done masks but I love the cuffs. Never thought of making those too!

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  8. How cute! My little one (5 year old girl) would be Spiderman. She absolutely adores Peter Parker :)

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  9. You can see the kids are so intent and enjoying what they are doing. I especially love the masks. Great crafts for children.

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  10. wow they did a great job on their crafts. when my girls were little we always had craft days so much fun Chandra Christine O'Connor

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  11. So very awesome!!!!! Love your superheroes!!

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  12. We did a superhero party for my son's 4th birthday this year. The best part of our party was a Create Your Own Superhero craft activity that the kids and adults LOVED! I ordered the cutout files on Etsy and gave the kids stickers, markers, and glue sticks to create their own. They loved taking them home as favors!!

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