Superhero crafts will engage your kids and let you relive your childhood superhero fantasies. Batman, Superman, and Spiderman are some of the oldest and most loved superheroes, and they provide fun and creative craft ideas.
Superheroes also offer a way to introduce important character concepts like bravery, creativity, loyalty, and responsibility.
These super simple superhero craft ideas are perfect for imaginative play or party ideas. Many use objects from around the house, making them an ideal addition if you watch superhero movies for movie night.
1. Pipe Cleaner Superhero
Pipe cleaner superheroes are easy to make and perfect for strengthening little fingers. Threading on the beads and pieces of straw will help with fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
This quick superhero craft is perfect for young kids with short attention spans.
- Pipe cleaners
- Paper straw
- Wooden bead
- Googly eyes
2. Batman-Inspired Art
Make your own bat shadow in the sky, just like Batman. Cut out the shape of a bat and stick it onto a piece of black paper. Then let your little ones splat the paint over the paper. You may want to do this outside!
For more fun, water down your paint and put it in a spray bottle or water gun. When the paint is dry, remove the bat cutout.
- Black paper
3. Superhero Dot-to-Dot
This superhero dot-to-dot is the perfect activity for preschoolers. It offers a fun and engaging way for your little ones to develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and number recognition.
Connect the dots to reveal the reveal the superhero, while improving their counting skills. Watch as they become the heroes of their story.
- Free printable
4. Flying Superhero Paper Craft
This project is perfect for older kids because it requires cutting skills. With paper and clever cutting, you can create superheroes that zoom across the page.
To add to this activity, you can talk about where the superheroes are flying to and what qualities make a good superhero. This is also a great idea to include if kids make their own comic strips.
- Flying superhero printable
5. DIY Superhero Masks
Transform your child into their favorite superhero with these DIY superhero masks made with Circuit’s EasyPress Mini.
These no-sew DIY masks are quick and easy to pull together for endless dress-up fun.
- Cricut EasyPress Mini
- Iron-on vinyl
- Fold-over elastic
- Hot glue gun
6. Superhero Mix and Match Puzzle
Can you imagine Wonder Woman crossed with Captain America?
Well, with this mix-and-match puzzle, you and your children can match the pieces for each superhero and create a new and funny hero option.
This activity can lead to interesting questions about what would happen if superheroes mixed different powers.
- Free printable template
7. Avengers Bookmarks
Keep your superhero-loving kids excited with this DIY Avengers bookmark. The free template includes patterns for Thor, Captain America, Spiderman, and Ironman.
Once complete, their new bookmarks will make reading their favorite superhero-themed books even more fun.
- Printable templates
- Popsicle sticks
- Craft glue
8. Paper Plate Gotham City
This activity works well for younger and older children. Younger kids can enjoy painting the paper plates, but you may need to help to cut out the city skyline. It’s excellent cutting practice for older children.
To make this activity simpler for younger kids, you could have different-sized rectangles and squares cut from a black card that they can stick onto the paper plate to create their own skyline design.
- Paper plate
- Colored paper
9. Superhero Charades
Kids love when we do activities with them, and playing charades is a great option for the whole family.
Acting out shooting spider webs like Spiderman or holding up a crumbling building like Iron Man is an easy way to have fun and connect with your kids.
- Printable charades cards
10. Hulk Cracker Snack
Whenever you can combine a fun craft with a snack, it’s a parenting win. These hulk crackers are quick to whip up and will be a hit with your kids.
They not only get to make their own snack but also design a superhero. This craft has endless possibilities simply by changing the sprinkle options and the frosting color.
- Graham crackers
- Large candy eyes
11. Frozen Superhero Rescue
Freeze superhero figurines into different molds and watch as your kids get creative about how to rescue them. The best part about this fun superhero activity for kids is that it will keep them busy for an extended time.
To add another element to this activity, try using salt to melt the ice and watch the exciting reaction.
- Superhero toys
- Container for freezing
12. Superhero Paper Chains
Sometimes you just need an activity that requires minimal supplies.
Paper chains are one of the easiest superhero crafts for kids because they only require colored paper. If you don’t have colored paper at home, get your kids to paint the paper first before cutting strips.
These superhero paper chains will also look really effective hanging in your child’s bedroom.
13. Lego Superhero Parachute Craft
This is another easy superhero craft you can do with suppliers from around the house.
Let your children create a design on a flattened coffee filter with markers before using a damp paintbrush to blend the colors. Then make holes in your coffee filter parachute and attach it to your LEGO superhero figurines with string.
Then it’s time to head outside and see your superhero in action.
- Coffee filters
- Lego superhero
14. Spiderman Cake in a Jar
What kid wouldn’t love this superhero food option?
Add food coloring to your cake mix and place it in a glass jar. Choose the food coloring based on the superhero.
You can decorate the jar with a spider’s web, Captain America’s shield, or a bat.
- Cake mix (homemade or ready-made)
- Glass jar
- Food coloring
15. Superhero Bingo
Bingo is always a hit with kids and is a fun way to help them focus on teamwork and sportsmanship.
This superhero bingo is definitely one to add to your family game night because it gets everyone involved.
- Printable bingo sheets
16. Superhero Bean Bag Toss
The best superhero crafts can be used more than once, which is the case with this bean bag toss.
Not only will your kids enjoy making and painting it, but they can also practice their hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills.
This is a fun and easy superhero party game or an independent play option.
- Masonite board/cardboard
17. Superhero Dominoes
Domino’s is an easy superhero craft you can do with your kids. Either use a free printable or get creative and ask your children to draw their own superheroes.
You can use their drawings to create personalized superhero domino cards that your kids will love.
- Printable domino cards
18. Superhero Hop
There are some fantastic superhero crafts, but this project gets your kids thinking and moving.
Print out superhero logos onto pieces of paper with a movement/action. Put on some music and let your kids zoom around the room like a superhero. When the music stops, they have to jump onto the nearest logo and perform the movement.
- Printed superhero logos
19. Handprint Superheros
Kids will love this superhero handprint craft because they get to create something cool and be messy in the process.
Older kids can think carefully about how best to paint their hands with different colors to create the superhero costume, while younger kids can focus on easier superheroes like the Hulk, who have predominantly one color.
Superhero handprint crafts give you lots of fun options for creativity and experimentation.
20. Superhero Frame
A Wonder Woman superhero frame would make an excellent craft for Mom on Mother’s Day.
Fun superhero crafts for kids may need materials you don’t have at home, so if you can’t get hold of a wooden frame, make one out of paper.
- Wood/paper frame
21. DIY Superhero Cuffs
When it comes to amazing superhero crafts for kids, you can’t beat your own superhero cuffs. This fun craft is also perfect for a superhero party.
It is a super easy way to make the characters come alive and encourage imaginative play. What child doesn’t want to feel like a superhero?
- Toilet paper rolls
- Colored Paper
22. Popsicle Stick Superheros
Superhero crafts like this one, using craft sticks, let your child create a cute superhero independently. From Captain America to Iron Man, the options are endless.
Or, your child can use their imagination and design their own superhero using funky cupcake liners as the cape.
- Popsicle sticks
- Cupcake liners
23. Superhero Slime
The superhero slime recipe combines sensory play with science and imaginative play, offering a fun and easy activity for kids.
The open-ended nature of slime allows for endless possibilities of play, making it a great addition to any classroom or home activity.
- Color glue
- Liquid starch
- Superhero confetti
Let Your Child’s Favorite Superheroes Inspire Some Crafty Projects and Activities
When life gets busy, it’s essential to slow down and spend quality time with your kids. Unfortunately, finding something engaging and exciting to do together can be challenging.
Luckily, these superhero craft ideas will keep your kids busy and allow you to connect over a shared love of childhood heroes.