So I mentioned earlier this week how Vin is starting to get into superheroes - I picked up these little Spiderman and Hulk figures from a bunch of kids selling their stuff on a table in their front garden and I knew the first thing I wanted to do with them was build a city for them to save.
I covered some mini-cereal boxes in newspaper and stuck on black squares for windows, then I strung some string from the tops of the buildings for Spiderman's web...
A little phonebooth for quick civilian to caped crusader costume changes (don't mention that red phonebooths don't exist anywhere outside of London or that it was only Superman who used one and all the rest of our figures are Marvel heroes - my
geek husband already pointed that out!)
I made some speech bubbles to go with the whole comic book theme - if you're doing this with older kids you could give them blank speech bubbles and get them to write their own plotlines.
A toxic chemical spill to fall into and gain radioactive powers - plus a play food tin can with the label torn off
I tried to be clever with the Bat Signal - my idea was to make something that could slip over the end of a torch and project onto a wall - it didn't really work how I wanted it to, but it still looks cool at the top of our crackerbox skyscraper!
I printed these 'bang' 'kapow' signs forever ago when I was planning a superhero party for Vinnie's second birthday (my idea got usurped in favour of a dinosaur theme) I love the pop-art look - I think I might just throw a little superhero party for no reason (maybe a half birthday party?)
I have learnt from several lessons past and set up this playscene during naptime, took my photos then moved it all down within reach for little villains to come and attempt to take over the world.
I'm on the hunt for some more heroes to add to our playtime - we definitely need some supervillains to even things out!
p.s. if you liked this small world you can check out my Small World Pinboard here