Hero Training: Kid's Character Challenge

Before we get started with the Hero Training challenges, I wanted to share with you an optional, but super fun idea. A superhero cape with character “badges”!

I thought it would be fun to keep track of the completion of the challenges similar to scouts with their vests and badges, but with a super hero cape. It turned out really neat!

Now, before you run away thinking that making capes is not your crafty cup of tea, keep reading to see just how easy this is! While I can sew, I am a busy mama right now so I knew I needed something quick and simple. I didn’t even iron my crumply material!

So, even though it is definitely not a necessary part of the challenge, I hope you will check it out and maybe give it a try!

No-Sew Superhero Cape and Character Badges

Supplies Needed:

Make it!

No-Sew Cape and Character Badges - Hero Training Kid's Character Challenge

First, you are going to need to trace a cape outline. I just used K’s other cape as a guide. If you don’t already have a cape laying around, free hand it (it doesn’t have to be perfect!) or use one of your child’s t-shirts as a guide.

No-Sew Cape and Character Badges - Hero Training Kid's Character Challenge

Next, cut out your cape shape.

No-Sew Cape and Character Badges - Hero Training Kid's Character Challenge

It’s looking good already!

No-Sew Cape and Character Badges - Hero Training Kid's Character Challenge

Next, you need to attach the velcro. I wasn’t sure if the hot glue gun would hold this – but it did a really good job! You could also sew it on if you wanted to make sure it really wasn’t going to rip off.

No-Sew Cape and Character Badges - Hero Training Kid's Character Challenge

Now, at this point you can be done with the cape, or you can choose to add some embellishments. I kept it simple and added a red K onto the cape.

All I did was trace a K onto the red felt (I freehanded, but if you want something more precise you can always print a template) and then glued it onto the center of the cape.

No-Sew Cape and Character Badges - Hero Training Kid's Character Challenge

Nice! Now is it time to make the “character badges.”

No-Sew Cape and Character Badges - Hero Training Kid's Character Challenge

First, draw the outline of a burst onto your felt (I used yellow).

No-Sew Cape and Character Badges - Hero Training Kid's Character Challenge

And cut it out!

No-Sew Cape and Character Badges - Hero Training Kid's Character Challenge

Repeat that seven more times! 🙂

No-Sew Cape and Character Badges - Hero Training Kid's Character Challenge

Then, write the character traits on the bursts you cut out. The traits we are doing for this series are: helpful, patient, diligent, self-controlled, truthful, creative, attentive, and joyful.

Save these aside to glue on after you’ve completed the challenges for each character trait!

No-Sew Cape and Character Badges - Hero Training Kid's Character Challenge

All done! You are ready for your hero training! (Don’t forget to grab your training chart and memory verse cards here!)

I hope you give it a try. If you do make one, I’d love to see your creation! Tag what you’ve made with #herotrainingcc

What do you think? Are you going to give it a go?

Hero Training - Kid's Character Challenge

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7 Comments

  1. Hero Training: Kid's Character Challenge on October 7, 2015 at 1:19 pm

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