Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Homemade Fun

Yesterday at preschool my son received a Batman ring on top of a cupcake the birthday boy of the week brought in. He was excited about this ring. Then when we went to McD's for lunch he received a Batman toy in his Happy Meal. He was beyond excited about this! He wanted to know if we could make a Batman mask at home, I told him we would try after lunch. This is what we came up with.

I happened to have a big sheet of black foam in my craft room. I freehand drew the mask and wings on the foam with a silver gel pen and cut them out. Then I hammered in a couple eyelets to hold some elastic cord in order to hold the mask and wings on. He wanted the eyes to be white, so we compromised with a silver ring drawn around the eye opening (poor kid didn't realize if we filled in the holes he would be a blind Batman).
He really enjoyed this craft. I did all the work and he enjoyed it later, like all afternoon later, running around pretending to be Batman for hours. It was really easy, only took ten minutes and the craft foam is about 99 cents at Michaels, so an inexpensive project as well.
Plus, how cute are these pics? I love them!

11 comments:

JLT6907 said...

omg! Andrea that is adorable! YOu are so crafty...im jealous, lolol.

Alicia said...

so cute!

Jess said...

That's cute!! CRAfTY lady!

Susan said...

Your an awesome mom. My mom can just think up stuff like that out of whatever is around also.

Debateur said...

Wow what a great idea !

Lindsey said...

How fun! I'm going to have to suggest this for my sister's son. :-)

God bless!

Jennifer said...

Very cute- good idea! :)

Jen said...

That's really crafty! And he looks so cute.

MammaDawg said...

That is SO cool!! My boys would love this!

Staci said...

What a great idea, you are so creative! The pics are adorable!

Sue said...

that would be great for Halloween too.