Sunday, July 11, 2010


I have two superheroes in my midst. Every night the boys put on their superhero pajamas and begin referring to eachother as Superman and Batman, in place of their real names. Last night I was trying to pack everyone up for our neighborhood summer concert when both boys insisted they wear capes. This proved problematic because I only own one real Batman cape from Target. Superman wanted his cape too! In a moment when we truly were *ontherun* I grabbed a t-shirt and came up with this quick cape.

I had no idea it would be such a hit! The boys loved their new capes which cost me approximately zero dollars and zero cents. The next day we took a trip to the mall and several moms stopped me to say they loved the capes! Little boys were following Batman and Superman around the playarea, pointing and yelling "LOOK MOM! Its SUPERMAN!!"

So here's how to make your little person a superhero in 5 minutes or less for $0

Grab an old kids T-shirt (sorry Uncle Matt, but my Solon Rec T-shirts worked perfectly)

Cut off the sleeves

Then cut up the sides and open up so it lays like this
Cut around the neck
Flip over and draw the emblem of your choice!
And here is the red cape I made last night in action. (Yes, I'm aware I'm not the best artist... but hey it worked).
They took off yelling "Lets fight bad guys!!"
But then ended up just fighting eachother. :)


The Longendyke Family said...

and now you should start a new blog..."Crafty Mom on the Run!" such an adorable idea!!

The Samsons said...

What a great idea! The boys looked so cute in them :) I love their friendship.

Laura Villarreal said...

woah that is awesome! good thinkin!!

Julie said...

now this is the kind of 'cape' I can make!!! seems like the blog world is full of the crafty type...and I just haven't quite gotten there yet. can I use scissors? yes. Can I use marker? yes. wil my boys be EXCITED? Yes!! thanks!

The Claybornes said...

LOVE IT! the boys must be in heaven, they have coolest mom ever! :)

Jackie said...

hahaha i love this post