This Mother’s Day Superhero Puppet Craft is such a fun way to show Mom or Mum how super special she is! Pull the string at the bottom to make Supermom’s arms and legs move. It’s the most fun homemade Mother’s Day gift idea!
The printable Mother’s Day superhero craft pattern comes with 9 different multicultural options to choose from. Kids can enjoy picking a head with hair and skin colour that looks most like their mom. There’s also a black and white version too which kids can colour in themselves.
Because the majority of our readers are from the UK and US we’ve provided two printable pull string tabs with “Mom You’re My Superhero” and “Mum you’re my Superhero.”
Celebrate your mom’s superpowers this Mother’s Day with a Superhero Mother’s Day Puppet! Every mum deserves to feel like a superhero!
Mother’s Day Superhero Puppet Craft Tutorial
Mother’s Day Superhero Puppet Supplies:
- Printable Template (Get yours at the bottom of this post.)
- White Printer Card
- Single Hole Punch
- Paper Fasteners
- Embroidery Floss
- Large Needle
- Sticky Tape
How To Make Superhero Mother’s Day Puppets
1 – Choose your Mother’s Day Superhero Puppet pattern and print it onto white cardstock. There are 9 multicultural choices and a black and white Supermum to colour too.
2 – Cut out all the superhero pieces. You should have a body, head, cape, 2 arms and legs and a choice of 2 pull string tab messages.
3 – Use a single hole puncher to make holes at the joints of the arms and legs and 4 corresponding holes on the puppet’s body too.
4 – Attach Supermom’s arms and legs with split pins/paper fasteners.
5 – Thread your needle with embroidery floss. With the arms in the down position sew a thread between the top of the two arms. Knot the thread into place.
6 – Repeat step five with the top of the legs.
7 – Tie a length of embroidery floss onto the middle of the thread that is spanning between the arms.
8 – Next, (keeping the arms and legs in the down position) take the length of embroidery thread down to the piece spanning between the two legs and tie it to the centre of the span. Now when you pull the thread it should make the arms and legs go up and out to the side.
9 – Glue the cape onto the back of the body at the top. Do not glue it any further down otherwise your Mother’s Day Superhero Puppet won’t be able to move her arms and legs!
10 – Glue the chosen head onto your Mother’s Day Superhero Puppet Craft. If there isn’t a head to meet your needs why not draw and cut out one of your own?
11 – Chose a message heart to tape onto the bottom of your pull string. There is a UK and US version of Mum/Mom.
Looking for more DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas?
- We love our easy Astronaut Puppets with their cute “Love You To The Moon And Back” message.
- Why not make mum some gorgeous Tangle Beads Jewellery. It looks stunning and is so easy!
- Treat mom to a cute no sew Felt Heart Necklace, great for little hands to make.
- Fancy treating mum to some chocolate? These Chocolate Superheroes from I Heart Crafty Things are super sweet!
Print the instructions below: