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DIY: Create Your Own Superhero Alter Ego

You may know by now that there’s real power behind striking a superhero pose. So while you and your family are showing off your power poses left and right this summer, why not create a superhero alter ego to match? We’ll help you get started.

First, let’s get crafty. All you need is a pencil, this activity sheet, some markers, crayons, or colored pencils, string, and scissors. If you want to get fancy, try including construction paper, stencils, stickers, glitter, or any other materials you may have at home.

On this sheet, you’ll find a few different mask shapes to choose from. You can also find some affordable mask kits at Target, or likely any other big box store.

Coming up with a superhero name can sometimes prove difficult. There’s so many options to choose from! To help you out, we’ve listed a few suggestions below:

THEME EXAMPLES
Space Star, Flare, Moon, Nova, Light, Sun, Beam, Galaxy, Universe, Jupiter, Solar, Pulsar
Science Sonic, Flash, Fusion, Speed, Hydro, Omni, Warp, Combustion, Force, Gravity, Atom(ic), Hyper, Force
Nature Ice, Lightning, Water, Wind, Sky, Cloud, Mist, Heat, Fire, Earth, Storm, Snow, Avalanche, Earthquake
Colors Violet, Aquamarine, Emerald, Sapphire, Cobalt, Marigold, Bronze, Amber, Scarlet, Magenta, Obsidian
Animals Lion, Panther, Sloth, Panda, Tiger, Leopard, Wolf, Coyote, Butterfly, Viper, Raven, Opossum

Coming up with a superhero name can sometimes prove difficult. There’s so many options to choose from! To help you out, we’ve listed a few suggestions below:

You can make your name a combination of any of these themes, for example:

  • Aquamarine Starbeam
  • Galaxy Gal
  • Violet Ice
  • Tiger Storm
  • Scarlet Mist
  • Etc.

 

For superpowers, here is a list of some fun ones, but don’t forget that real-life superpowers are just as important and useful as any other. Just think about a positive quality that you see in yourself or others, like compassion, love, creativity, generosity, kindness, etc.

Superpower examples:

    • Super speed
    • Super strength
    • Flight
    • Invisibility
    • Ninja-like stealth
    • Computer genius
    • Teleportation
    • Telekinesis
    • Talking to animals
    • Breathing underwater
    • Gadget making
Here’s a full example of a superhero alter ego and a mask!

Now all that’s left to do is have fun! Don’t forget to send us your creations and so we can share them them on our social media pages!

Blog written and researched by Communications Associate, Lauren Maley