Hey everyone, i’m back this week with my absolute favorite DIY SuperHero Tutorial!!! I’ve been saving it because I wanted to get all the details just perfect before I published the post. Back in April, yikes i’m getting behind, I threw my sweetheart a SuperHero themed Birthday Party with all our friends and loved ones. We had so much fun. After weeks of hunting and major “sticker shock” I decided to make all the decorations and props for the party. I literally went to every single “party store” in our area and struggled to find anything SuperHero related!!! I wanted the party to feel fun and have a definite theme, but I didn’t want it to be a little kids party!!! All the “classic” SuperHero icons were included along with bright pops of color and fun reusable decorations!!! I little Pinterest hunting was a failure so I knew the whole party was going to require some major creativity on my part!!!
To check out past Tutorials and all the details about the Party click below:
Full Birthday Party Recap & Photos – CLICK HERE
DIY SuperHero Birthday Bunting Banner – CLICK HERE
DIY SuperHero City Back Drop – CLICK HERE
DIY Circle Garlands – CLICK HERE
This FUN Tutorial is for all the awesome Photo Booth Props I made. Our family had an absolute blast playing around with these little guys and i’m so glad I took the plunge and made all of them! Not gonna lie, this project is really time consuming but I was so happy with how everything turned out. Definitely worth every minute!
I made the following Props:
Captain America Mask & Shield
Iron Man Mask & Arc Reactor
Robin Mask & lOGO
WonderWoman Tiara & Logo
SuperMan Hair & Logo
Clark Kent Hair & Glasses
Batman Mask & Logo
DIY SuperHero Photo Booth Prop Tutorial & Guide
To make all the props I used the following supplies:
Colored Scrapbook Paper or Thick Construction Paper *I used a mixture of scraps that I had on hand and some pieces that I picked up at my local craft store
Pencil or Pen
Craft Glue Tape
Bamboo Wood Skewers
Hot Glue Gun
Photos of each SuperHero you want to make
STEP 1 – To get started I used basic white THCIK construction paper and hand drew an outline of each mask or logo I wanted to make. I used the photo of each character as a general guide. I cut out each outline shape to check the general size and make sure that the mask was proportionate to the average head size. The first round I did of the masks were all way too big and looked super funky as a mask. Lol. By scaling each mask I was able to verify that the end result would look fantastic.
*Below are the White Templates I made for the Batman mask, Robin mask, and the IronMan mask.
STEP 2 – The next step is to place the white template on the colored paper that will ultimately end up being the mask itself. Trace the outline onto the colored paper and cut out the basic outline for each mask.
STEP 3 – If your chosen mask has multiple layers, aka different colors on the mask, draw and cut out the templates for each additional piece on the mask. The IronMan mask I made is a good example of this. Below you can see the Red base and outline and then all the different Yellow pieces that give the mask some real dimension. Utilize your photo of your SuperHero and do the best job you can to create the look your after.
STEP 4 – The final step is to assemble all your pieces and masks/logos! I used basic craft tape to piece together my masks and props. Next I used a hot glue gun to attach the craft stick to one side of the mask OR to the center of the logo/symbol for each SuperHero. I wanted to make sure that the stick didn’t show too much in pictures and by having it to the side of the mask and below the logo I was able to avoid that.
Other than taking several hours to make, this whole project was fairly simple. Patience and a little creativity will go a long way!!! If you have any specific questions about the masks or one SuperHero in particular please feel free to comment below or message me!!!
Next up I made these really CUTE comic book callout props in addition to the SuperHero props!!
For this project I used the same materials as above.
DIY Comic Book Callout Photo Props Tutorial & Guide
Supplies needed include the following:
White Scrapbook or Construction Paper (the thicker the better)
Black Sharpie Marker
Bamboo Wood Screwers
Hot Glue Gun
STEP 1 – Determine how many “callouts” you want to make. I cut out a variety of different “comic book” shapes because I wanted several different sayings. Also, I made a few black callouts and left a couple of black sharpie markers out so guests could write out their own FUN birthday wish to my sweet hubby. My shapes included the simple oval, a fun starburst, and the different sized rectangles pictured below.
STEP 2 – Write out your message!!! I mimicked a comic book font that I found online and wrote out several “Happy Birthday” messages to my husband!!! I used a black sharpie to write out the message on the callout!
STEP 3 – Using the black sharpie, draw a thin even line on the outside of the callout to add a nice border. This helps the callout POP and really makes it distinct in photos.
Thats all there is to this fun project!!! You could easily modify this project and adapt it to any character or party theme you want!!! Our family had so much fun playing with these props and we got some absolutely PRICELESS and MEMORABLE pictures. The whole day was awesome and we will never forget it!