Halloween: DIY superhero cuffs

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- Lauren Straight with Macaroni Kid showed us how to make superhero cuffs out of toilet paper rolls.

To make toilet roll superhero cuffs, you'll need:

-Four toilet paper rolls for one set of cuffs
-Paint
-Paint brush
-Glue
-Yarn
-Scissors
-Hole punch

Optional Items:
-Jewels
-Decorative duct tape
-Hot glue gun
-Glitter

How to make toilet roll superhero cuffs:

1. First, cut a slit all the way down one side of all four paper rolls. Two will be your cuffs and the other two will provide the material for your shapes.
2. Flatten two of the rolls and cut superhero shapes from them. Ideas include stars, bats, lightning bolts, letters -- the sky's the limit!
3. Paint your pieces. Paint all around your cuffs and on both sides of your shapes. Be sure to use two different colors so that your superhero shapes really pop!
4. Once the paint dries, glue your shapes to the top of your cuffs and allow to dry.
5. Punch a few holes down each side of your cuff openings and lace them up by threading them with yarn.
6. Now you're ready to don your super cool cuffs and try out your new super powers.

You can find this and other fun craft ideas and activities at www.macaronikid.com. Macaroni Kid is a weekly email newsletter and website that features events and activities for families.