A special thank you goes out to Warner Bros for providing my family with a Digital Code for LEGO® DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters to inspire Superhero Week at Camp. Opinions expressed are that of my own.
We are in week 1 of our Camp Warner Bros and have already made DIY Tie-Dye Shirts as well as a Superhero Craft with craft sticks and acrylic paint.
To get in the spirit of a Superhero theme, we not only watched LEGO® DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters, but also checked out fun Batman Workout.
In Florida, the days are starting to get hot and humid and we are sporadically dealing with rain showers. As a parent I am looking for ways to keep us all entertained and cool.
Watching LEGO® DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters was a great way to keep my kiddos busy for over an hour.
This fun animated production shows the background on how Shazam (voiced by Sean Astin) met the Justice League and how he becomes a trusted friend of these Superheros. It also introduces villains such as Mr. Mind and Black Adam and how Shazam uses his various powers.
10-year-old Billy Batson shouts a single word and, with lightning bolts flashing, he transforms into Shazam!, a full-fledged adult Super Hero. It doesn’t take long for Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and the rest of the Justice League to take notice and invite the earnest do-gooder to join the team.
But to become a member, Billy must reveal his true identity. While fighting off the evil Mr. Mind and Black Adam, Billy learns that he must trust others – and that nothing creates trust like helping those in need. Join the good fight with this giant-sized LEGO DC adventure!
Ready for you kids to make their own Superhero Craft Stick Art? Check out my tutorial below.
What You Will Need:
20 Craft Sticks
Fuzzy Stick AKA Pipe Cleaner
Tip: You can locate most of these items at the Dollar Tree or Amazon.
To get started, I first had my kids decide which superhero that would like to represent in their art.
We looked at the film characters and my daughter choose Wonder Woman as well as Green Lantern, my son wanted Batman and Superman.
Next up, we decided on the paints to use and set aside enough paintbrushes for each color.
My daughter needed green, white, red, and yellow, my son needed black, yellow, red, and blue.
Tip: Acrylic Paint dries fast, so I suggest wearing an apron and washing out your brushes immediately after you finish with a color.
It was then time to get started with assembling the craft sticks into a sign. First, they laid down 9 sticks horizontally in a row.
Then, they placed glue along 2 craft sticks and laid those across the 9 on opposite sides.
They then repeated this process by putting glue on top of the 2 craft sticks and laying another set of 9 across the top. By doing this, they created a 2 sided sign.
Next up, they started painting each side of the sign a solid color.
Placing the craft sticks on paper towels, my daughter started with solid yellow for the Wonder Woman Sign.
She then waited about 15 minutes, flipped it over and painted the other side green for Green Lantern. Once the acrylic paint was completely dried, she painted a red star on for Wonder Woman.
Tip: Depending upon your child’s artistic ability, you may want to trace a design with a pencil first.
To created Green Lantern on her Superhero Craft Stick Art she first painted a white circle and allowed it dry and then came back to add the emblem in green.
She completed the artwork by adding glue to the top of the sign and wrapping a fuzzy stick around each side.
Once the glue dried, this Superhero Craft Stick Art was ready to be hung on a hook or door handle, or the pipe cleaner could be bent back as a stand for the frame.
As for my son’s craft, he had a little artistic assistance from his sister on creating an outline of the Bat Signal and because of the detail, Mom had to help with Superman’s design.
Looking to get started with your Superhero Camp Week? Be sure to check out LEGO® DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters and we hope you also enjoy the craft and video by Batman.
Carlee @ FLL