Monday, February 22, 2016

Foldable, Collapsible Cardboard Superhero Hideout! (And our favorite Superhero books!)

Whizz!  Bang!  Bam! Pow! Got a kid who loves super heroes?  Then today's superhero craft is for you.  Ka-blamo! We're making a collapsible cardboard superhero hideout!

Make a Foldable, Collapsible, Cardboard Superhero House!


DIY Foldable, Collapsible Cardboard Superhero hideout home (and our favorite superhero books)
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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!!



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

and got cracking!

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!)

DIY Foldable, Collapsible Cardboard Superhero hideout home (and our favorite superhero books)

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.

DIY Foldable, Collapsible Cardboard Superhero hideout home (and our favorite superhero books)

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!

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