Make a Foldable, Collapsible, Cardboard Superhero House!
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If you're looking for some great books to go along with this craft (or just to feed your kid's super hero love), here are...
Our Favorite Superhero Picture Books, Easy Chapter Books, and Graphic Novels!!
- Ladybug Girl
- Marvel Super Hero Storybook Collection
- 5 Minute Marvel Stories
- Buzz Boy and Fly Guy
- The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy
- Superhero ABC
- Ten Rules of Being a Superhero
- The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man
- Captain Awesome Series
- Princess In Black Series
- Zita The Spacegirl Series
- Scooby-Do Team Up Comics
This craft came to mind last week when we were stuck at home due to illness. Oy vey. It was tough. But we muddled through with lots of books, naps, coloring sheets, carbs (ha!) and easy crafts. This collapsible superhero hideout was one of them.
I had been itching to make a cute DIY folding cardboard dollhouses. But, alas, as a mom of 2 boys.... well, dolls just aren't a big hit. But super heroes? Oh my, be still my preschooler's heart. We could play super heroes for days (and days and days and days... you get the point.)
Materials Needed:To make this foldable superhero house, we grabbed some
I cut out two identical rectangular pieces of cardboard. My son really wanted rounded roof, so I rounded off the roof for him.
Then, I cut out two slits, one slit on the top of one piece and the other slit on the bottom of the other piece. This way, both pieces would slide together at their middles.
I also cut out doors, making sure that our Lego super heroes would fit through.
Then, we began decorating. He used sharpies to draw in details. At first he wasn't sure what rooms to include, so I prompted him by naming various rooms that he could include. He ended up including a bedroom, weapons room, computer room, dining room, jail, and kitchen.
(Just realized that we don't have a bathroom. I guess super heroes use the loo outdoors!)
As he doodled, I doodled alongside him. Then, (at his request) I cut out the windows using a craft knife and cutting mat and we colored everything.
Once we finished, we slid both pieces together and got playing.
Can you guess what our favorite room was?
The jail. Sorry baddies. You do the crime, you get washi-taped inside cells.
Hope you have a fun time trying out this activity with your kids too!