I follow this blog called Lil Blue Boo (click on this link to get to the tutorial and free printable) .
A while back she posted a tutorial on Boy-Ville. Loved this idea!!!!
My bestie has a son who is just over 2 and HILARIOUS! I called the other day and he sand me Jingle Bells followed by saying, "Boo-Yah"! So funny! His mom is beyond funny and super creative so I am really not surprised by how much personality he has. Love watching him grow up and see that personality come through.
Anyway, I knew this was just the perfect Christmas gift for him.
I went to Michael's to get these blank wooden figurines. I used a pencil to draw up each hero. I haven't really drawn for a long time so this was a stretch.
I painted section by section, letting each section dry before going on to the next. You might have to do a couple coats and touch-ups. I thought I could do them perfectly first time around...don't stress yourself. Believe me...You'll NEED to do touch-ups!
Even with touch-ups there were imperfections. The acrylic paint dried really flat so I remembered I had some clear gloss enamel spray paint. The gloss also helped hide some of the mistakes I made...BONUS!!!
The super heroes took a break for some Florida sunbathing! Ha! Even Super Heroes like a little poolside.
I placed the printable onto thick cardboard paper with spray adhesive.
I bought a Christmas tin at Joann's when they had their big sale and used it to hold all the Boy-Ville parts. I used some blue construction paper and spray adhesive to cover the red snowflake.
To get the phone booth and treasure chest to stand I made little triangles and photo mounting tape on the backs.
I love the pirate the best though they are all cute, just love him!
These Super Heroes are fast on their way to Rockford, IL to surprise a RIOT of a kid.
I hope he loves his new friends to play with!