DIY Superhero Style

13 July 2016 / 3 comments
Tie on your superhero crafting capes my friends and get ready to create some colorful and useful accents and accessories for your classroom!


These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!




I have dubbed this post "A Practical and Purposeful Approach to Using Pinterest" because I know that your time in the summer is at a premium, and that the money in your pocketbook is precious. The thematic ideas that follow did not cost much or take too long to create!  If you plan to add some superhero style to your classroom this year, you've come to the right place!



These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!


Who needs giant-size, commercial posters of Marvel comic characters when you can just make your own?!?!  I ordered this set  of coloring books from Amazon, separated the covers from the pages, rounded up some 8.5 x 11 fun foam and card stock sheets, and began decoupaging my little heart out!


These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!


Don't you think my students will love coloring these during rainy day indoor recesses?!?!


These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!



These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!



These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!




These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!


I could not find a small container of Modge Podge at my local craft store this week, so I used a product called DecoPage that worked just fine.  I spread the glue-like mixture with a sponge brush across the back of each picture to adhere it to either the paper or fun foam, and then brushed a thin layer over it to seal it and give it a glossy finish.  I also used Tacky Glue to attach polka-dot ribbon border to the top and bottom of each page.  My plan is to display the posters above my library corner along with this set of fun comic book-style words that I created!  Click {HERE} to download your own free and very sparkly set!


These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!



These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!


This next project is a guaranteed life-changer for you when it comes to displaying student work, anchor charts, flyers, and posters on bulletin boards!  My daughter made me a BUNCH two years ago using Washi Tape, wooden clothespins, small tacks, and a glue gun.  I LOVE them.  I use them 
ALL THE TIME.  No more pulling staples for me.  EVER.  


These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!


The idea for this easy-peasy supply pouch came from hearing "I couldn't do my homework because I couldn't find a pencil!" too many times.  I used a gallon-size storage bag with a plastic zipper, Duct Tape, scissors, and a three-hole punch to make my prototype.  I had to trim about 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the bag before sealing it with strips of tape.  I plan to make 20+ more and am hoping they will hold up inside my students' take-home binders.  Fingers and toes are crossed!


These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!



These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!



These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!



These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!


Transforming craft sticks into Reading Trackers with Washi Tape, markers and googly eyes was so much fun!  If you don't want to make them all yourself, this might be a fun first-day-of-school project for your students!  You could also label them with names and use them as pull sticks for partner reading, center stations, etc.  


These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!



These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!



Coloring superhero masks on round Tootsie Pops with permanent markers was NOT the easiest task on my  "to-do" list, but patience prevailed while I was watching my Saturday night Hallmark movie! Cutting glittered fun foam into triangles and then using a hole-punch to make small capes was quite messy as well, but I think my second graders will smile when they find these cute treats on their desk at our "Meet The Teacher Night!"  



These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!



These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!


My creative and clever friend Jenn from Crayons and Cuties in Kindergarten came up with this awesome GIVING CAPE that I plan to create and use this year at my Open House!  I am forever purchasing "extra" supplies for classroom projects, and I am hoping that this display will help defray some of the costs this year! The superhero labels are editable and can be customized with the names of materials you want your families to donate to your classroom!  You'll find this wonderful resource in her TpT store {HERE}!


These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!


If you use brag tags or student awards in your classroom, be sure
to download these packs from my TpT store {HERE}!  

Thanks in advance
for leaving thoughtful feedback!

These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!



These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!


No post from me would be complete without good book recommendations!  This is one of the best I've read on how to integrate character trait lessons into your curriculum, and I will be using it as my guide this year!   I also follow the author, Barbara Gruener, on Facebook .  She shares great ideas you can use in your classroom there as well! 

Be sure to check out this list of picture and chapter books over at  What Do We Do All Day !  Many of the titles were new to me, and I can't wait to read Bumblebee Boy and Ladybug Girl!


These simple decor ideas and craft projects will help transform your primary classroom into a learning space your superhero students will love!


As always, thank you for sharing my story!  Be sure to keep a song in your heart as the days of your summer break wind down and you prepare once again to teach your children well!






3 comments:

  1. Such creative, cute and simple ideas! I love the idea of making posters and the take-home pouch is genius! Thanks for the shout-out and wishing you a SUPER year!
    Jenn
    Crayons & Cuties In Kindergarten

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    1. Your "Giving Cape" is my most favorite project, Jenn! Thanks so much for allowing me to share it with CTR's readers! May your school year be a sensational as well!

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  2. There are so many great ideas in this post! I always make a binder pouch for lunch money and notes, but never thought of one for supplies (missed the obvious!). I'm going to do that this year!

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