Captain America Shield Craft

Captain America Shield Craft for Kids

This Marvel Captain America Shield craft for kids uses one paper plate, red and blue paint, and construction paper to make a movie-inspired craft that is perfect for Father’s Day, Dad’s birthday, pretend play, a patriotic themed craft, or superhero themed craft.

This colorful Captain America paper craft shield matches the shield in the movies. You can add a handle onto the back once completed and your little ones can play for hours pretending to be the characters from the movie. It makes the perfect pretend play craft for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade school age children, and more.

If you’re interested in other patriotic-themed crafts and activities be sure to check out this salt-painted firework crafts and fun STEM fizzy bin.

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Tips for making a Captain America Shield Craft

*For this Marvel craft you should use a white paper plate. The simple uncoated white picnic paper plates always work best for this one because they are the same shape as a shield. The other ones tend to be deeper and less rounded. They work as well but may not look quite as good.

*When finished with the shield’s front part, you can add an optional handle to the back and use it for pretend play. For a craft like look and to display it when completed you don’t need the handle.

*Once finished you can choose to paint the star on the blue layer once it is dry. However, we find drawing and cutting out a star to fit in the middle is easier.

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  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Blue and Red Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Pencil
  • Uncoated White Paper Plate
  • Optional mason jelly jar or small kid’s cup to use as a tracer

Captain America Craft Directions

  1. Using a pencil, trace the outside of a small mason jelly jar or children’s cup in the middle of the plate.
  2. Fill in the inside of the traced circle with blue paint.
  3. Draw and cut out a star the same size as the inside circle. While the blue paint is still wet, stick the star to the inside of the blue circle.
  4. Using red acrylic paint, add a circle right around the blue circle. This red circle should be about an inch to an inch and a half wide.
  5. Continuing with red paint make another circle around the outside edges of the paper plate. This one should also be about an inch to an inch and a half thick.  This should leave a white circle in between the two red circles.
  6. (optional) Glue one side of a two inch wide strip of paper to the back of the shield, make an arch with the middle of the paper strip, and glue down the other side to create a handle shape.

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