Leslie's here today with a fun project:
This was a fun project Kim and I worked on together last year. We both serve in our church primaries and last year's theme was on the scriptures. Scripture Power is always one of the kid's favorite songs. I wanted to make something fun they could use when we sang that song, but even more importantly, something that could help them realize the scriptures can give them superhero-like spiritual strength! So, this is what we came up with:
The Scripture Power/Super Hero capes!
These were SUPER easy, no sewing necessary, and we made six in an afternoon!
1. Get red, yellow, blue, and green fabric. (I bought the cheapest, solid colored, cotton fabric I could find).
2. Cut a rectangle measuring about 36" x 22" for each cape.
3. Iron on fusible interfacing (like this) to the back of a separate piece of contrasting colored fabric for the shield.
4. Cut a shield shape in the contrasting colored fabric for each cape. My shields measure about 8" x 8". I used Kim's Cricut to cut my shields, but you could google "superman shield clip art", find a shape you like and print it to use as a template. It is a simple shape to cut.
5. Iron on fusible interfacing to the back of a piece of fabric.
6. Cut a "S" and "P" in this piece of fabric.
7. Peel off the paper from the interfacing of the letters. Iron them onto the shield.
8. Peel off the paper from the shield and iron it onto the center of the cape.
9. Drape the cape around your little one and tie under their neck using the top corners of the rectangle.
If you are more of a perfectionist like my sister : ), you could make straps to go around the neck, but for my purpose, we only needed it to stay on for a 2 minute song, and this works just fine. (I, also did a simple straight stitch around all the sides to keep them fraying too much, and then cut a fringe into 3 sides to help it fray there.)
When we used these in primary, we drew names of six kids to come up and wear them while we sang the song. The primary theme this year is, Choose The Right. You could make something similar with the CTR logo.
I'm already thinking of using this pattern for a possible upcoming birthday party favor, with the guest's initial in the shield... but I'm sure my son will change party ideas four or five times before May!
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