Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Meet Captain America

Reese has been asking for a Captain America shield. He usually uses sofa pillows and hangers as his substitute shield when he pretends to be Captain America. So we decided to make an official shield. What you need:
Cardboard circle
red, white and blue paint
paint brushes
clear contact paper
velcro strip

We went to costco and asked for a box with a solid bottom. Kyle cut it into a circle. I sketched out the lines of the shield decoration. Everyone participated in the painting process.
Reese is getting really excited with the progress.
I gave everything a second coat. Then we let it dry. We used crayola kids paint which dries very fast. Then we covered it with clear contact paper.
As you can see the back is not particularly smooth, but the front looks good. Kyle had some velcro strips that are about 2 inches wide. He put the rough part flat onto the back of the shield. He curled the softer side into a "C" shape that fit Reese's forearm well and stuck it on.
Reese LOVES it!
He spent a long time racing around the house making sound effects deflecting pretend attackers.
Reese is very happy with his Captain America shield. Now he wants a whole suit!

1 comment:

Our Homeschool Fun said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! What a fun and creative idea! It turned out super! Reese looks so happy with it too.