Are you ready to make a Captain America mask DIY style? This is a super simple craft idea for Marvel fans of all ages.
I made this simple Cap mask to celebrate the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Blu-Ray. So at this point you know it’s been around quite awhile. 😉
You only need a few simple craft supplies and you can easily make your own Captain America Mask too.
DIY Captain America Mask
- Blue Felt
- White Felt
- Elastic Cord
- Glue Gun
- Mask Template
I created my own mask template after checking out various Captain America mask designs online first. After sketching out the shape, I made a few different size versions before I settled on one that worked for the boys. Go ahead and use my Captain America Mask template if you like.
After finalizing my template I simply taped it (I love double-sided tape) to a piece of blue felt. Then I cut out my mask using very sharp scissors. Felt can be frustrating to cut with dull scissors (guess how I know ;-))
I managed to cut two masks out of one standard piece of felt. Then I cut the “A” out of white felt and hot glued it on to my mask.
I used the sharp end of a nail file to poke small holes into the felt for the elastic cord. I over-estimated the length of the elastic cord I needed for each mask and double knotted the cord on one of the mask.
Then I tried the mask out on each kiddo to figure out the length of cord they needed. Once I had a good fit, I double knotted the elastic cord on the other side and cut off the excess cord
That’s it. I told you it’d be easy and it turned out pretty great!
More Captain America Costume Ideas
With both a Captain America Mask and Captain America Shield, it might be time to make a Captain America Shirt. Then we’d have full DIY Captain America costumes!
The kiddo has grown and turn into a zombie! Eek check out our Zombie Captain America idea.
This post was originally published August 24, 2014.