Crafting with Kids: Comic Book Crafts

July 20, 2015

We've had a summer full of superheroes, from programs about superheroes to kids creating their own superheroes as part of a contest, and we've been busy!  One of the crafts we had out this summer allowed children to make their own comics.  Using torn out pages from old comic-style fiction books, we made a variety of die cut shapes (star, bat, shield, lightning bolt, superhero mask, etc.) and let the kids create a comic strip or picture by gluing the shapes onto panels and adding speech bubbles, action words, and other illustrations.

Here's one that Miss Melanie made:

 

She just used plain computer paper (the old kind with the strips on the edges that you tear off), which measured about 11 inches by 15 inches, but you could use pieces of construction paper, regular copier paper, or even newspaper to showcase your comic creation.

Now you'll just need glue, markers, and your imagination to get started!

Miss Melanie also made circular coasters out of laminated pages from old comic-style books.  If you have access to a laminating machine, you could try making place mats, book covers, light switch covers, or decorations to hang up at home or in your locker at school.  You could also cut out the shapes and use decoupage paste to adhere them to a recycled glass jar or plastic container for a fun place to store your treasures. 

 

What else could you make?!  Come on, super kids, get crafting!

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