Friday, August 24, 2012

DIY: Captain America Shield


Both of my children have the same clothes hampers in their rooms - wicker ones from Babies R Us that came with a lid.  The lids have always annoyed me so we've never used them.  I've always just kept them behind or underneath their dressers.  Well, my son pulled it out several months ago and started using it as a shield.  That soon became a request for me to make him a Captain America shield.  So after months of begging and a trip to Joann's yesterday, I made him his own Captain America shield.




This was a really easy project that I did while my daughter was strapped in her highchair eating dinner.  I gathered my supplies: hamper lid, red, white and blue felt, a star template, scissors, hot glue and different sized bowls.

You can see that my hamper lid already had a handle (left picture).  This was great!


Next, I just laid the lid onto the red felt and cut enough so that it would go around it.  Then I just used lots of glue to get it to stay in place.  Next, I grabbed a bowl and cut out a white circle.  Then I attached that with some hot glue.  Then cut another red circle and then a blue circle.  Lastly, I created a star in my Silhouette program and sized it to what I needed.  I printed it on regular paper, cut it out and then laid it onto white felt and traced it and cut it out.  You could easily do this in a Word program or by freehand.  Then I glued the star on.  All done.



I told you - very easy and I had a very happy Superhero afterwards!


Here he was practicing his Superhero moves and shield throwing tactics.

I love his serious face right here.


I also made his Captain America tee using freezer paper stenciling.  Really easy and very addicting.  You can see my tutorial here.

That's it.  He loves it and that makes me happy.  Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!


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20 comments:

Jess from Coxs Corner said...

That is such a clever idea! It turned out so cute too!

Britni@Hubby Made Me said...

That's such a great idea to use a hamper lid! I love it!

Geri Johnson said...

Your son makes an awesome Captain America! He looks so into the role! When my son was about that age he loved the Ghostbusters. I got him the cutest little Ghostbusters coveralls outfit and the backpack toy that was used for shooting slime and he wore/played with that constantly! Even wore the coveralls on a plane trip! My son was born in 1985 so he has grown out of the coveralls but he sure enjoyed role play/make believe when he was small! :D

Bonny Yokeley said...

This is super cute! My youngest son loves Captain America too. Thanks for sharing.

Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.blogspot.com

Earning-My-Cape said...

Very cool!!!
Visiting from A Pinteresting Party! :-)

tianna said...

So adorable!! I love it!!

Debt Free Mommy said...

It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited!! Please stop on in and link up with Making Space Mondays. We look forward to seeing any post(s) about making your space better. Hope to see you there. -Tabitha

Christine @ Three Gentlemen and a Lady said...

The shirt and shield are so cool! My 3-year-old son has an obsession with Captain American, Batman, and Spiderman (and he really has no clue who they are :). Maybe I'll make him a shield!

Meg @ Never a Dull Day said...

This is great! Perfect timing too for me to try and make one for my son. Last night he decided he was totalllly going to be Captain America for Halloween!! Thanks for sharing!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Last pic is the best!~ Captain Avenger to the rescue ...

Popped in from the Tuesday Time Out blog hop.

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Janiene Bishop said...

this is so cute!!!!!!! and so easy to make. awesome job!

janiene
http://bishopsfamilysite.blogspot.com

Randomly Fascinated said...

I pinned this to remember it. I showed it to my husband and he said "that's so cool" If I make this I will have one happy big boy and a happy small boy in a couple years (little man is 9 months) :)
I would love to have you link this up to my linky party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2012/08/friday-fascinations-3-everything-linky.html

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

How cool! Thank you for sharing at our
Pinteresting Party!

Sarah Evans said...

This is very cute! And if he gets bored of it then you have a very special hamper lid!!

Sarah
http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

He must have used his super powers to come up with this COOL idea.
My 4 yr.old grandson just told me the last week of summer vacation he had super powers.
Who knew? Pat

Katie Harris said...

Love! I love that it was made from a hamper lid!

Naptime Review said...

Too bad I have girls. This looks so fun!

Julie @ Naptime Review
www.thenaptimereview.com

Trish said...

LOVE! My boys are so into the Avengers. Reece had an Avengers birthday party and will be Captain America for Halloween. Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

Mrs.Danielle.Warren said...

Oh My Gosh! I can't wait to have a little boy so that I can make this!!! Heck, I might just do it anyways!
Thanks for sharing!

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