Published on August 16th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe1
How-to: Make Felt Superhero Badges
Action figures are all well and good, but what could be cooler than a Superman-style badge with the first letter of your very own name?
My little nephews are superhero CRAZY. Seriously, they are obsessed. They are 5 and 7 years old and can name every superhero on every show, and they love playing with their action figures. I’m always on the lookout for fun little crafty gifts that I can make for them, and when I was packing for a recent visit with them, inspiration struck: personalized superhero badges!
Just imagine the make-believe that they could play with badges of their own. Fighting imaginary villains! Flying through the back yard at the speed of light! Leaping tall sand castles in a single bound!
You only need a few supplies to whip up your own custom superhero badge:
- Recycled felt in two contrasting colors
- Scrap paper
- Fabric glue
- Paper and fabric scissors
- Safety pin or a pin backing
- Needle and thread