This week I'm teaching my kids about tapping into their inner superhero. Last year we learned about Growth Mindsets so I thought it would be perfect to start the New Year off with this cute Arts & Crafts project made from recycled materials. All it takes to make this cute superhero accessory is one toilet paper tube, construction paper, glue and markers. I made mine first and showed up in costume to get the kids excited. After they got all of the giggles out of their system, I explained what they would be doing. They had to bring in their own toilet paper rolls to decorate, then come up with a super power, a name, a back story on how they got their power, and how they use their powers for good! Since I'm a Guidance Counsellor, I told them that I have the power to heal people from the inside out, my superhero name is Amethyst and I got my powers from the Amethyst stone, since it's my birthstone.
How to make Superhero cuffs using toilet rolls tubes
You will need –
- Toilet rolls x 2
- Coloured paper
- Glue stick
- Begin by covering your toilet rolls in your favourite coloured paper. You can have your child colour the toilet roll using coloured pencils too.
- Decorate the toilet roll with your child's super hero logo/symbol in the appropriate colours. You could use glitter, feathers, pompoms….the possibilities are endless.
- Once you allow the cuffs to dry, simply cut the toilet roll down the back and fit it over your child’s arm.