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There is no shortage of Marvel love in our home. Fangirls and fanboys, superheroes and princesses, Marvelmen and Marvelettes, whatever you call them. They all reside in our humble lair.
It’s no secret around here that I got an advanced copy of MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron recently and it’s been watched more times than I can count. With love like that, it would only makes sense to get my craft on Avengers Style with this DIY Captain America Shield Halloween Candy Bag!
I thought about getting crafty with Thor’s Hammer in honor of my Thor: The Dark World Red Carpet Trip, but Cap? Captain America is pretty gosh darn dreamy, although I think I found him a run for his money.
Seriously though, this toddler sized, curly-haired Captain America wannabe is adorbs isn’t he? Pretty sure he’s going to steal the candy of many homes this Halloween.
And those fake little muscles?! I die. This Toddler Captain America Costume that we found at Walmart is the best in all the realms. I love that the mask can be worn as a hat because we all know toddlers and their on again off again moods.
We also found a Captain America Shield at Walmart to complete this Marvel-tastic costume, and some Marvel Chewy Granola Bars because…Marvel Chewy Granola Bars!
The Captain America Shield was a must for the Captain America Halloween Costume, but that posed a problem. How was I going to convince a toddler to carry a shield AND a Halloween bag? I wasn’t.
What I did was put my husband to work turning the shield into a DIY Captain America Halloween Candy Bag, and you can too!
- Captain America Shield (found at Walmart with the Halloween Costumes)
- Travel Pillowcase (found at Walmart in the pillow aisle)
- Super Glue
- Utility Knife or X-ACTO Knife
- Zip Ties
Step 1: Remove the handles off the back. Use a flathead screwdriver and work underneath the glued down tab to work it off. Ours all popped off surprisingly easily considering we didn’t move ours before cutting out the star. Don’t do that lol!
Step 2: Using the knife, cut out the the center silver star. If you score it a few times first, it will cut cleaner. Take your time and don’t rush so you don’t bend or crack the shield. My husband had the star cut out in less than 5 minutes.
Step 3: Cut the fabric handles off the plastic tabs and superglue the tabs back on the back of the shield. Position them so all four are outside of the cut out star.
Step 4: Attach the pillow case to the tabs using zip ties. Now, we didn’t think of this until after (ugh!) but before you attach the pillow case, cut open the stitched end so it’s open on both ends. Attach the non-zipper end to the back of the shield so you can unzip the bottom to remove the candy easily.
Step 5: Superglue the edges of the pillowcase down to secure any openness around the star hole.
You are all done and now have your very own DIY Captain America Shield Halloween Candy Bag! On Halloween Night, Captain America can head door to door, hold out his shield and say trick or treat as his victims fill his shield with candy, thus restoring his powers so he can stay up past bedtime on Halloween and watch MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron
If you are making this for a toddler, you may want to smooth down the edges of the cut out star, if they ended up too sharp. Ours didn’t end up too sharp and there is space for his hand to go in and out easily, but we are hoping he will leave all the trick-or-treat candy in until we get home.
He better save some of that candy for when we get home because I plan on watching MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron on Halloween Night, whether Captain America stays up past bedtime or not.
Who am I kidding. We will be watching many times in October. Have you seen it? SO good! If not, you can bring home MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron on Blu-ray and DVD on October 2nd!
Be sure to check out all the fun MARVEL character costumes! I’d love to hear your MARVEL Halloween dress up plans for the family!
(This was a sponsored post. Any opinions are 100% my own.)