Peter and I saw an advance screening of Captain America: Winter Soldier this week and LOVED it! I really enjoyed the first Captain America movie but this one blow it out of the water! I plan on seeing it again in the theaters, maybe in 3D next time? It’s rated PG13 and it may be appropriate for younger kids (depending on your parenting philosophy). My boys have been watching all the commercials and trailers for the new Captain America and can’t wait to see it. I think we will let the boys watch it when it comes out on DVD so we can fast forward through a few parts. In the mean time, I made them each a DIY Captain America Shield to play with.
This is an easy project and if your kiddo does ok with scissors (relatively straight lines) then they can definitely make this themselves. I bought 2 red frisbees at the dollar store. I already had red, white and blue duct tape at home.
I found a couple circular items to create my circle templates. After I traced them on to paper, I added 2 layers of duct tape to the back. The color of the first layer of duct tape doesn’t matter, it’s solely there to help you peel off your final design. The top layer of duct tape needs to whatever color you need for that size circle. Then I cut out the circle using the template on the other side of the paper
This layering process accomplishes to things. The first one being you are able to easily cute the duct tape without gunking up your scissors. If you’ve ever tried to cute a piece of straight duct tape with scissors then you understand what I mean. The double layer of duct tape allows you to EASILY peel off the important top layer to use in your project. I’ve tried freezer paper in the past and it sometimes works if you are super careful but most of the time pulling off the duct tape simply pulls off the paper too. Duct tape doubled up solves this problem.
I didn’t have a star shape the right size, so I found a Captain America shield online to use as a template. I printed this shield to fit a full size sheet worked out well for me. I used the same process as above, traced the star on paper. Added two layers of duct tape to the back. The top layer being white, so I can peel a white star off once I cut it out.
How’s that for an easy DIY Captain America Shield?
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