I have some superhero and animal loving kids, so when Blueprint Social offered me the chance to get a sneak preview of the new Disney Super Buddies movie (coming out on Blu-ray Combo Pack August 27th) for a sponsored post I knew it would be a fun diversion from all of the preparations we have been making for our move! I like the movie’s messages that you don’t have to have super heroes to be a friend, and that a super hero does good for good, not for glory.
My kids loved this friendship-focused family movie from the creators of Disney Buddies, and they immediately sought out their stuffed dogs! We had glow-in-the-dark bracelets that were just right for the dogs’ collars (you can barely see a pink one on seven-year-old Emma’s dog, above – and there is another pink on Lily’s pink dragon at the bottom of this post), and we pulled out our craft felt and made some simple superhero capes!
This no-sew craft based off of our super-simple superhero capes doesn’t get any easier! For a standard-sized stuffed dog, just cut out a cape shape as shown above the purple cape is lying on top of a red 9×12 inch sheet of craft felt – these are sold in pretty much any craft store.
We cut out a few smaller ones for five-year-old Johnny’s smaller stuffed dog, as well as Lily’s crocheted dragon and Anna’s crocheted baby doll.
It’s amazing what a difference a few pieces of felt will make – four stuffed animals turned into a group of friends ready for any adventure!
In this photo you can see that I cut a small notch in the back of the crocheted doll’s cape to make it easier to take on and off. This is one way around making a gigantic hole! Standard stuffed animals are so fluffy that you can usually fit their heads through a fairly small opening. Seven-year-old Emma was able to cut her cape out herself after I showed her where to cut.
My kids LOVE their new super hero stuffies! Johnny and Emma say that their dog’s super powers keep them from having scary dreams at night. That’s definitely a super power!
Do your kids love superheroes and animals? Get ready for an epic tail with Super Buddies, and check out the linky below for more fun kids activity ideas!
What super powers would your kids want their toys to have?
This is a sponsored post. All opinions and activities are my own. Check out the Disney Buddies facebook page and Pinterest board!
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
17 thoughts on “Superhero Fun for Kids!”
Ha ha! You’re right – terrific transformations from ordinary dolls into adventurers!
LOVE the capes! We’ll have to check out that movie.
Thanks! It’s a cute movie :)
how fun! everything is better with a cape… especially snuggly buddies. I have the feeling that after seeing this, Bear will want to make one for Poor Giraffe, his favorite stuffy.
Aw, thanks! I would love to see Poor Giraffe with a cape :)
Love superhero capes, especially for Lily’s dragon! I am sure Anna would love her favorite blanket to have power to protect her from scary thoughts about the books she shouldn’t have read in the first place.
Emma has that “scary thoughts from books she shouldn’t have read in the first place” problem as well. She is starting to get smarter about her reading choices, especially for later in the day.
I love your capes and I have some felt – we’re going to have to do this!
Yay! We had a lot of fun with it!
So adorable! You are so good at using felt!!!
Thanks! I love felt – it’s such a kid-friendly material!
This is such an easy and cute idea! Looking forward to the movie…
Thank you! My kids really enjoyed the movie.
What a great and simple idea! Capes definitely give you super powers. Sounds like a cute movie too, we’ll have to check it out.
I think your kids would enjoy this movie!
this is soooo much fun! I love the idea!
I should make some capes for my kiddos.
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