How-to: Make Felt Superhero Badges

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
  • Pen
  • Fabric glue
  • Paper and fabric scissors
  • Safety pin or a pin backing
  • Needle and thread

Next >> Make your badge pattern and cut.

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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