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Activities and Ideas

Superman


Up, up and away!


Materials

  • Superman costume
  • Large cardboard box
  • Nontoxic poster paint
  • Cotton batting or polyester fiberfill

Description/Procedure

Almost every child wants to be a super hero for Halloween. With the wheelchair we were able to make ours look like he was flying. Start with a Superman costume and cut in half at the waist. Stuff the legs with the batting, you'll need a large bag. To pose the legs I put a flexible heavy-duty wire down both legs so they could be bent. Finding a box the right size can be tricky. You can make one by cutting four sides out of an appliance or small mattress box, glue gunning the sides together and taping over corners. It will have to clear the wheels, fit through a door and be able to be taken off easily. Paint any skyscape scene, add clouds of batting and attach the legs through a hole cut in the back of the box The entire box can be attached to the chair by cutting slits for ties to loop through and tie or loop over armrests and frame. Safety note: if your child can tear off the batting and put in his/her mouth, it would be a better idea to just paint on the clouds.