Know What’s Better than SDCC? Crafts!
Are you going to the San Diego Comic-Con? No? Pray tell, why not? Because it costs a ton, you hate waiting in line for 45 minutes to take a piss, and you think it’s a tad overrated? Me too. Let’s do crafts instead. Wait, did I hear you right? You’re not super into crafts and have no idea what you’re doing? We have so much in common. I’m terrible at crafts. Let’s do one anyway.
How about an Avenger’s finger-puppet, Specifically, Captain America? I knew you’d say yes. We’re like soulmates. Let’s do this thing.
Here are the materials needed to make Caps:
- Blue felt
- Red felt
- White felt
- Felt that resembles a skin tone
- Fabric glue
- Fabric scissors
- A pen
- Music for ambiance. I’m listening to Super Furry Animals, how about you, new friend?
Now for the handy dandy instructions. All we have to do is click through Pinterest to link to the referring site. Dang. The page no longer exists. Looks like we’re doing this with guesswork.
Looking at Captain America here, you can easily see what needs to be cut out. We need:
- A blue crescent for the helmet
- A small blue circle for the center of his shield
- Two blue ovals for his arms
- A blue base for the body
- Two small white circles for eyes
- A white letter “A”
- A white star for his costume
- A smaller white star for his shield
- A white circle for his shield
- White rectangles for stripes
- A red circle for the shield
- A wide red band for the bottom of his costume
Now let’s take our pens and sketch each of these shapes on the corresponding felt colors, and then carefully cut them out using our fabric scissors. I know next to nothing about crafts, but I do know that fabric scissors are crucial for cutting felt because they are compact yet extremely sharp.It’s easy to size these up by eye once we have the blue base made. To do this, simply wrap the blue felt around your finger, like so:
Use your trusty pen to mark on the felt where the material completely wraps around your finger (or thumb, I don’t judge), then cut the material down, and fabric glue that sucker into a circle. With that done, you can now see how large the rest of the pieces should be to remain proportionate to the base of the costume.Now that we have everything cut out, it’s simply a matter of arranging the pieces on the base and gluing them down.
Look at us! We made something. Let’s never forget how fun this was. What should we make next time?