Superheroes first appeared in our home when my then 3 year old came home, wide-eyed from preschool, talking about these “savers” who could perform extraordinary feats. He was still unfamiliar with the Justice League, so he invented “Power Man” – a super hero all of his own, whose powers change according to the day.
- Paper Bag Cape. Just cut the front portion of a brown paper grocery bag. It’s the perfect length for a preschooler’s cape. Then I punch a hole near each shoulder, and 2 more holes about an inch underneath the first holes. I thread yarn vertically through the holes. I make the holes this way so that I can tie the yarn around my son’s shoulders. (I try to avoid putting anything around his neck. Particularly when he’s playing games that involving running and jumping.)
- Brown Butcher Paper. I cut out a cape, making a modified triangle, usually with a scalloped edging on the bottom. That makes it sound way fancier than it actually is. Then I punch holes the same way as above.