Thursday, July 18, 2013

Super Hero Craft Kit

My boys are officially crazy over super heroes.  This was not by accident of course.  Daddy is a comic book/super hero nut and so is their Uncle.  Since birth they have been introduced to the likes of Doctor Doom, Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Iron Man, Captain America, etc. etc. etc.  In fact, before they were born the boys had a Doctor Doom onesie, an Iron Man onesie and an Aqua Man onesie waiting for them. 

Although Caleb, Jake and Liam were introduced to all the super heroes in utero, it is only recently that they have really gotten into knowing who the super heroes are and wanting to dress up as them. 

The Green Lantern a.k.a. Caleb

In a recent trip to Target (also where the mask was purchased thanks to a friend and saved me from busting out the sewing machine), I found a cute super hero craft kit.  For a few dollars the kit came with five different colored bathroom cups and all the requisite stickers to make Superman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Wonder Woman and Batman.  Perfect!! I snatched it off the shelf and put it in my arsenal for a rainy summer day. 

Last week I pulled it out and it kept 2 out of 3 of my kids happily applying stickers for about a half hour.  (Liam is not into crafts, I think it is because he finds it challenging but it is one of those things we are working through with him.  After we completed the cups, the boys played with them for days as hand puppets.  The stickers started coming off after several days so they have slowly been making their way to the garbage can this week.  For a few dollars it was well worth it to make the boys happy and give them something creative to do for a little while.  The only argument we had was that they could not have orange juice in the cups.  We compromised and I let them put some snacks in the cups when they were not using them as puppets. 

The finished product!  Jake had already run off with the Flash who he insists is actually Captain Marvel.  For those of who you do not follow the comics, both have yellow lighting bolts as their insignia so to three year old preschoolers they are interchangeable!!!