My son is four and really into Super Heroes these days. When I saw these Super Hero Valentine’s suckers from Little Bit Funky on Pinterest, I knew we would have to make them for my son’s friends at preschool.
I’m traveling for work next week and don’t return until the night before Valentine’s Day, so we needed to get the super hero suckers started this weekend. I started with the original free printables from Less Ordinary Designs, but I added and subtracted a few based on my son’s favorite super heroes. Plus, he has about as many boys and girls in his class, so I wanted to do some girl super heroes too. We ended up with Superman, Batman, Captain America (my son says Captain AmERca, which is so darn cute!), Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and Super Girl. I know Spiderman doesn’t wear a cape, but Carter really wanted to include him. Here are the printables I made – Male Super Heroes and Female Super Heroes (I’m not designer, so mine aren’t nearly as perfect as the original printables)
- Tootsie Pops or other colorful suckers
- Printed Super Hero Logos and Valentine’s Sayings
- 2-2.5″ Circle Punch or Scissors
- Felt – coordinating colors for each Super Hero (I used Red, Blue, Black and Pink)
- Ribbon – coordinating colors for each Super Hero (I used the same colors as my felt)
- Craft glue (if not using sticker paper)
I printed all of the super hero logos plus cute Valentine’s sayings on midweight cardstock. If I had sticker paper on hand I would have used that. I then used a 2.5″ circle punch to cut them out. You could also use scissors, but the circle punch was so quick and easy.
Cut out your felt in a cape shape. Glue (or stick if using stickers) Super Hero logos to each cape. Punch a hole at the top of each cape and put through the sucker stick. You may have to trim your wrapper a little bit to get the cape to stay close to the sucker. Tie your ribbon around the “neck” between the bottom of the sucker and the cape. Punch a hole at the top and bottom of your Valentine’s saying and thread through the sucker stick.
I cut out little masks for a few of them – Batman, Captain American, and Spiderman, although they’re a little hard to see in the pictures.
We wrote each child’s name on the back of the Valentine’s saying circle and my son is in the process of writing his name on them as well. We’ll have him do a few each day between now and Valentine’s Day. I wish I would have gotten a good picture of him yesterday as he was running around the house with one in each hand and making them fly. He did call me on the fact that Spiderman doesn’t have a cape. I said “Can we just pretend?” He said “Sure, mom.” Thanks for the pass buddy!