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Superhero disguises are easy to create. A blanket can be your cape. A piece of cardboard, your shield. And a simple paper plate can transform into a mask. If you don't have a paper or Styrofoam plate, cardboard cut into a circle works too.
How to make a superhero mask
1. Assemble your supplies. You will need string, scissors, a pencil, a black marker, glue, paper or paint and a disposable plate. Paper works best, but I used Styrofoam. If you use Styrofoam, cover up the mask with construction paper. If you have a paper plate, paint works well.
2. Trace the shape of the plate onto the construction paper and use the scissors to cut out. If you are using a paper plate, paint the plate red.
3. Now trace and cut out some eye holes. Have an adult help you so that you can make sure they line up with your own eyes. I used scissors on the paper, but found it was very easy to just use a pencil to cut out the eye holes on the Styrofoam.
4. Now, cut two pieces of string. Up near the eye holes, poke two holes into the opposite sides of your mask. Put the holes on the edge of the plate. Then, pull your string through and knot it so it stays.
5. Finally, decorate your mask. I made a Spiderman mask, but it would be easy to make Captain America or Wonder Woman. If you use construction paper, glue it onto your plate. Now you are ready to use your powers for good.