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In a house of boys, I’m surrounded by superhero fans. I must say though, my love for all things superhero began long before I had those boys. I remember waiting in line to watch X-MEN: The Last Stand almost ten years ago now. The sound went out about halfway through the movie and we had to go back another day to try again.
MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron was just released on October 2nd! Of course, this Superhero Mama and MARVEL fan picked it up that day and we watched it after dinner! Charlie thought I was buying it because he wanted it. Clearly this boy doesn’t understand Mommy’s love for all things superhero yet. By the way, I’m wearing a Marvel Comics shirt while writing this.
While we were at Walmart picking up our new Blu-Ray, we picked up a couple of costumes for the boys! Honestly, they may not wear them for Halloween, but they’ll be wearing them for the Halloween Party at Beaches in a few weeks for sure.
The other great part about superhero costumes? They’ll get added to their dress-up clothes! Yes, boys have bins of dress-up clothes, too! Walmart had our favorite MARVEL characters in all sizes, infant to adult. With the costumes being so cheap, we’ll probably be picking a few more up in a variety of sizes!
To make our home a little more Super for Halloween, I decided to make some comic book letters! We have a ton of comic books in the house, so this is a great craft to put some of them to use.
They do look pretty super right? So I know you want to know how to make them! I’m going to show you how easy they are and then you’re going to rush out to buy letters to make your own!
Let me start by saying I’m definitely not a professional crafter, but I am really excited about how these came out!
All you need for these DIY Comic Book Letters are some wooden letters (available at Walmart or your local craft store), Mod Podge, and comic books! Easy right? If you don’t have a comic books in your basement that you feel comfortable tearing apart, hit up your local thrift shop!
You could do these a few different ways. If you want to make it super simple, just put some Mod Podge on your letter and press an entire page of the comic book down on top. After letting it dry for about an hour, cut around the edges then follow the steps below to finish.
If you want to be more specific about what is on your letter, you can cut or tear out what you’d like. I did a little mix and match of our favorite MARVEL Superheroes. As soon as I spotted a large close up of Spiderman’s eyes, I knew I had to use them!
When you find something you want to use, tear it out. Put a little Mod Podge on your letter, place the comic book piece on top and then spread a little Mod Podge over it, especially around the edges. Continue until your letter is completely covered.
Notice how you can’t really tell that’s a “B” right now? That’s okay. Leave it alone and walk away!
After about an hour, everything will be nice and dry. At this point, you’re going to trim around the letter, inside and out.
Now that everything is trimmed up a bit, run a little Mod Podge over sides of the letter. Now use your hands and get a little messy. It kind of reminded me of doing paper maché when I was younger.
You’re going to go around the letter and push the extra comic book paper down over the sides, so that all you see is your letter. Let this dry about half an hour and then go back through and push anything down that needs it again. Add more Mod Podge if necessary.
Once everything looks like it’s good, I do one more coat of Mod Podge, just to make sure! After this dries, you’ll have an awesome superhero decoupaged letter!
We chose “BOO” to use as a Halloween decoration, but I think I’m going to have to do Charlie’s name next because these turned out awesome!!!
If you’re looking for awesome costumes at a great price, you can pick them up in the seasonal section at Walmart. Don’t forget to run over to the Electronics section to snag MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron!
Be sure to check out all the fun MARVEL character costumes! I would love to hear about your MARVEL Halloween dress up plans!