Why not bring your favourite superheroes to life and have some fun making a superhero action movie or giant comic strip.

What You Need:

  • A large piece of cardboard (we actually used an old mountboard from a picture frame)
  • Black marker pen (or felt tip pen)
  • Scissors

How To Make:

  1. Before you start think about how you want to use your frame afterwards. For example you may want to create your own superhero story and then film it or take photos of it and then print and stick into a comic strip (TEACHING TIP – see below).
  2. First start by cutting a frame out of your cardboard. Or skip this bit if you have an old picture frame mountboard.
  3. Split your frame into sections for a caption, spotty pattern, superhero words & anything else you might want to include. Note; you can leave your caption box blank if you like so you can change the word as you tell your action story).
  4. Start to draw in each section. Use our picture as guide but feel free to do your own design if you wish.
  5. Once you have completed your design have fun creating your own superhero story.

This is a perfect opportunity at home to talk about…

  • Characters, setting, dialogue, and plot.
  • Story structure – introduction to characters and setting, events unfolding (problem begins), climax (turning point), events concluding (problem solved), resolution (how the story ends).
  • Your child to come up with their own ideas and look at how pictures will combine with captions and dialogue to express emotion or a message.
  • Introduce the Pop Art Movement and investigate artists of the genre.
  • Look at the work of Roy Lichtenstein and his approach to colour, use of the Ben Day Dot System and his cartoons and comic style artworks.
  • Have a go at creating other styles of Pop Art based on other Artists work.

We always recommend wearing an apron or old clothes for any crafts.