Welcome and thank you for stopping by to see how my children were inspired by the Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman ornament by Kristina Gaughran for the April 2015 Featured Artist for the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club. This ornament is so new that it is not even available until July of 2015! This fun kids hands-on craft focuses on this iconic super hero’s special wrist cuffs as we learn about Kristina Gaughran as an ornament artist as part of the Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series for the April 2015 monthly Featured Keepsake Ornament Artist. Are you ready for some superhero themed craft fun?
We are a family that not only has super heroes in it, but also loves the movies, TV shows, toys, video games, you name it about superheroes! Playing outside and inside, Beck and Elizabeth love to add fun dress-up and role playing elements to their play, just like most other children do. This got me thinking, why not make some fun Wonder Woman cuffs to give Elizabeth the edge next time?
To make your own Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman themed cuff craft for this month’s Featured Keepsake Ornament Artist you will need the following materials and supplies:
- Paper Towel Tube
- Glittery Gold Paint mixed with Yellow Paint
- Red Metallic Puffy Paint
- Single Hole Punch
- Red Yarn
- Paint Brush
Start by carefully cutting the paper towel tube in half by splitting it in two along the long edge. Then cut each side in half to make two cuffs. To finish off the first step, cut a triangular piece out of one end of each cuff.
Next, use your glittery gold & yellow mixed paint to cover the outsides of each cuff. It was at this stage that my son Beck asked if he could make some of his own for a different super hero. After a quick ‘ah-ha!’ moment I realized that a lot of super heroes, male and female, use cuffs and gauntlets and other forms of armor. So, we decided to make another pair later on for him using whatever theme he wanted to. All we will have to do is vary the shape of the cuffs a little and let your child choose whatever colors and designs they want to use. Either way, at this point you need to let the paint completely dry.
Once the paint is dry, create a big red star out of red puffy paint on each cuff. If you are not using Wonder Woman as your inspiration then at this step you can decorate your cuffs however you would like too. The object is to have fun, so do not be afraid to use different colors and designs as long as you and your child are happy with the coloration and the designs are ready to defend your city from evil with!
Once the puffy paint (or your own designs) is dry, use a single hole punch to make six holes on the outer edges of each cuff. The object of the holes is to put them in a straight line, but every other hole is on a different side of the cuff. This means that each side with have three, staggered, holes in them. Once the holes are done cut enough of your red yarn to be able to tie the cuffs over your child’s wrists without hurting them. Be sure to tie off the ends.
Violá! Your play cuffs inspired by Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman themed hands-on craft inspired by the talents of Kristina Gaughran is now complete and ready for action in your next fight defending the city!
Don’t forget to check out all the other Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series fun either!
How did your version of your Lynda Carter as Wonder Women cuffs come out? Why not drop by and share yours with everyone today!