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Wanna Make Your Own Superhero?!
And no, I’m not talking about one who will fold all that laundry (ya know – that laundry… over in the corner – or is that just at my house?) in one fell swoop. I’m talking about letting your kids get creative by making their very own custom superhero.
We were recently sent some of MARVEL’s new SUPER HERO MASHERS to play with, and we had fun doing just that. Plus, I used our superhero play as an opportunity to encourage a little creativity and writing in my kiddos, too. Here’s how you can make your own superhero, too…
Make Your Own Superhero with Marvel Mash-Ups!
First, we had some fun with our MARVEL SUPER HERO MASHERS – the new action figure line from MARVEL features all of your favorite superheroes and villains but with interchangeable parts, so you can make your own superhero with the parts, and usually a super-silly superhero.
MARVEL sent us two MASHERS to try out: Iron Patriot and good old Captain America. Sawyer and Priscilla got a real kick out of swapping arms and legs and heads and accessories with one another to make some pretty crazy action figures.
Ultimately, they came up with “Warrior of the Stars” and “StarStrong” for their new custom superheroes, with a fairly minimal amount of fighting over parts and pieces… *AHEM*
Once they were done playing with their imaginative superhero play, it was on to the creative writing and super hero comic-making!
Make Your Own Superhero Comic!
Sawyer’s my little artist, so he was really into the making his own superhero comic. And it was the perfect way to sneak in some creative writing for homeschool, too.
I knew I wanted our MARVEL MASHUPS to inspire some creative writing, but instead of reinventing the wheel and making my own worksheets, I found these FREE Superhero Comic Activity Worksheets over on Teachers Pay Teachers. Perfect!
Of course, Sawyer’s superhero had to have reptile characteristics! And a giant Burmese Python. The worksheets also include multiple comic sheets and a couple sheets for writing out a story for your superhero, too. So cool, right?!
What parts would you use to make your own superhero? Are your kids superhero-fans?
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