Superhero you

Sketch out a super-charged version of your child, and watch his confidence soar.

You'll Need

  • Colored construction paper
  • White paper
  • Glue
  • Black marker


30 minutes

Learning Stages

Have kids make a superhero version of themselves!

Begin by asking kids to think about superhero attributes. Will their superhero be super fast? Super sweet? Super stretchy? Have them list adjectives to describe their superhero.

While kids are imagining their superhero, cut out several basic shapes from construction paper. Kids will assemble these shapes into their superhero, for example, triangles for capes, caps and skirts. (Let older kids cut out shapes that you've drawn.) 

On a white sheet of paper have kids layer and glue the cut-outs to create their superheroes. Make sure they assemble the superhero to one side of the page so they will have room to draw a speech bubble.

  1. Start with the cape and align the straight edge at the bottom of the page.
  2. Add the body on top of the cape, aligning the straight edge at the bottom of the page.
  3. Place the head on top of the body, and the cap over the top of the head.
  4. Place the mask over the bottom edge of the cap, then place the eyes on top of the mask.


Have the children draw arms, ears and mouth. They can put a letter on the body for their name. Have them draw a speech bubble over their superhero, saying something awesome and superhero-ish.

You can extend this activity by having children write a comic book about their superhero.