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Easy Superhero Cape Project

Easy Superhero Cape Project
Easy Superhero Cape Project

This Easy Superhero Cape Project makes it so that you don't have to drop tons of money on a flimsy superhero cape for your children. All you need for this super easy DIY craft is an old t-shirt and whichever superhero logo you want to use! Not only will your children love wearing this any time they can; but, this is also a super fun kids craft that you can create together. Now you are making memories as well as cute capes! This craft video tutorial can show you just how easy it truly is to get this project up and going! 

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

MaterialsRecycled Materials

Primary TechniqueRepurposing


Age GroupToddlers, Preschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • T-Shirt
  • Scissors
  • Superhero appliqué
  • Iron

How to Make a Superhero Cape

Now you can find some use for that old t-shirt that your kid never wears. Even better this recycled craft is perfect for when your children get too big for their old clothes! 

Turn an old t-shirt into a cape!

  1. Cut the sleeves off the shirt.

  2. Cut up the sides of the shirt and across the shoulders cutting around the collar, leaving it in tact.

  3. Round the shoulder edges that you cut.

  4. Iron your appliqué onto the middle of the shirt following the package directions.

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