October 26, 2008
Sugar. Lots of it.
A cape-decorating workshop. (Each child was given a package that included a cape, mask, and a stencil of their initial to trace onto felt).
And that’s a special dairy and egg-free cake for Dax, in case you were wondering. Kai’s cake was a spectacular mess of chocolate and meringue buttercream that did not survive direct sunlight. Those pictures didn’t make the cut. But this is what I had been dreaming of.
A few more pictures here.
Update: Answers to FAQ
1) What material did I use for the cape?
Unfortunately, I can’t say. I bought the cheapest black fabric I could find at a local discount fabric store. I want to say it’s a polyester blend.
2) How did I get the letters to stick on?
This fabulous thing called sticky-back felt! Found here.
3) What material did I use for the masks?
Also felt. But of the stiff variety. Found at Michael’s.
4) How did I get the masks to stay on?
I punched a tiny hole on each side of the mask, threaded elastic band though, then knotted it. The elastic is also from Michael’s, in the jewelry section.
5) How did I get the capes to stay on?
I glued on Velcro dots using fabric glue. Not recommended. It worked fine, but you have to consider finicky toddlers who like to switch from citizen to superhero constantly. Fabric glue is strong, but not strong enough for all the tugging off and on. I suggest sewing on Velcro.
Hope all this helps. Feel free to email me if I missed anything, and good luck!
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