For many parents, summer time is the best time to engage in fun arts and crafts project at home while their kids are off from school. After all, there are plenty of things you can do indoors, especially during rainy or hot and humid days. One fun project that you can try with your toddler or preschooler is a Lego Batman paper roll characters. After all, almost every toddler loves the Lego Batman movie.
The best thing about Lego Batman paper rolls is that you will only need a few, small items. They include paper towel rolls, acrylic paint, felt in yellow and black and of course, scissors and paint brushes. It is also suggested that you may use Jo Sonjas acrylic gouache for the paint). Not only are they adorable to make, but they are also fun to play with and can provide hours of creative imagination time for your kids.
According to the super creative blog The Craft Train, here what you need to do:
- Flatten your cardboard roll and sketch a rough outline of the top of the head of each character. Cut this out whilst the roll is flattened and then pop back into the rounded shape.
- You will now have a double shape (meaning Batman has four ears and Robin has two fringes). Trim the back one off, leaving only the one fringe and pair of ears.
- Sketch in the details of each character. I printed out some images I found online to use as a guide, but you can just use my finished characters as a guide.
- Paint the details in in the appropriate colors and allow to dry.
- To create the capes, sketch a half shape of a simple cape against a fold on a piece of paper. The cape should be approximately 2/3 the size of your character. You can use the same template for both characters capes, only Batman’s has semicircles along the bottom. Cut the shape out and unfold and you will now have a symmetrical looking cape. Place the base of your cardboard roll character over the end where the head goes and trace around it to get the exact shape you need for the head hole. You can now use this template to create your cape from felt by attaching it with pins and cutting around it.
- When your character is dry, place the cape over the head. It should be a snug fit since you traced around the base to get the exact shape.