Papercraft Superman

Are you needing a SUPER fun craft to do with your kids? Save the day with this Papercraft Superman. Our template and simple instructions make this an easy activity!

Superman Papercraft

Kids are really into superheroes nowadays. And it makes sense! Superheroes are strong and have cool superpowers. And they always save the day! With the explosion of superhero movies we’ve had in the past few years, it’s no surprise that kids like to pretend that they’re superheroes themselves! And Superman is a common favorite superhero. 

Superman is the classic superhero. In fact, he was the first superhero in a comic book in 1938. I don’t know about you, but Superman is the first person I think of when someone mentions the word “superhero.”If your kids are into superheroes, they are going to love this Papercraft Superman! This craft is so easy to make, which easily makes it a family favorite. 

What I love most about this Papercraft Superman is all the colors we use! I just love the bright blue, yellow, and red on Superman’s costume. Your kids are sure to love them too! You know what would go great with this Superman Papercraft? Other superheroes! We’ve got papercrafts for Thor, Batman, the Hulk, and Captain America. Be sure that you check those out too!

Hey teachers! If you’re wanting to make a superhero themed classroom, you’ve got to grab these crafts. You can even have your students help out by making these crafts. How cool would they look flying around the classroom?! 

Paper crafts are so good for children! They help them work on their fine motor skills by tracing, cutting, and drawing. Crafts encourage creativity and develop imagination. They also get to practice following rules, which can help get them ready for school!

The best thing about paper crafts is that they are very simple, yet so much fun! They require only a few materials and are quick to make. Our paper crafts can be made for any child of any age! If your child is maybe a little too young to use scissors, that’s no problem! Just trace and cut out the pieces beforehand for them to glue together. 

Our Papercraft Superman is so easy to make. We’ve included a template to make tracing and cutting pieces out a whole lot easier. And you probably have all of the supplies on hand already! 

Papercraft Superman

In our house we love superheroes! So of course our superhero paper crafts are a huge hit! They made our Captain America Papercraft a few weeks ago and more recently made our Hulk Papercraft and of course, have been begging for Superman next!

I am so excited to share with you how to make this fun and easy superman papercraft with this simple to use free template that you can download.

How to make Papercraft Superman

Supplies:

How to Make Papercraft Superman

  • Select a colored paper for the skin tone of the Superman puppet and then select blue, red, black and yellow colored papers for the rest of the patterns.
  • Trace the body base and arm patterns on blue colored paper.
  • Trace the belt and logo based on yellow colored paper. 
  • Trace the cape, shoes, and pants patterns on red colored paper.
  • Trace the head and hand patterns on the paper selected for the skin and the hair pattern on black or dark brown paper.
  • Cut out the traced patterns using scissors.

  • Glue the hand cutouts with the arm cutouts and the shoe cutouts on the bottom ends of the body base pattern. 
  • Cut a slit along the yellow marked line inside the hair pattern.
  • Slide the top end of the head cutout under the slit to attach the hair pattern with the head cutout.
  • Attach the belt and the pant pattern cutouts on the body base pattern.
  • Trim the both sides of the belt and the pant patterns if necessary.
  • Attach the arm patterns on both sides of the body base pattern.
  • Attach both the arm patterns on both sides of the body base pattern and then attach the head on the topside of the body base pattern.
  • Attach the cape on the backside of the papercraft Superman figure and then use a black sharpie to draw the eyes, nose and mouth of the papercraft puppet to complete the craft.

Tips and Tricks

  • Make superman into super you! I love that with crafting you can really personalize it to be just what you want. My kids thought it was so fun when I made their superman look more like them by changing the hair color and facial expression.
  • Use the Pattern again. One of the great things about these crafts is that you can use the pattern again when your kids are feeling super!
  • Make it into a puppet. I love to use these crafts and add a popsicle stick to the back and you can use it in a puppet show. 
  • Cut the cape pattern out on fabric for a more realistic cape. It’s a great way to include different textures!

More Superhero Ideas

Turn your living room into a city in danger! Make buildings out of couch cushions and pillows. Grab a cape and mask to save your stuffed animals- uh, I mean civilians- from danger! 

How cool would it be to go to superhero school? Run your own superhero school. Set up some plastic cups and grab a water gun for target practice! Use chalk to mark lines inches apart for a long jump practice. And don’t forget to practice your balance! You can line up a few wood planks on the grass for an easy and safe balance beam. 
If you’re looking for an activity that’s a bit more quiet, check out this Superhero Word Search. There are 19 different superhero names to find, making this a SUPER independent activity. There’s also this Superhero Word Scramble. Check them out!

Papercraft Superman

Papercraft Superman

This papercraft superman is perfect for kids of all ages! Grab the free Superman template and begin crafting with your kids in no time.

Materials

  • Colored papers
  • Craft glue
  • Sharpie
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

Select a colored paper for the skin tone of the Superman puppet and then select blue, red, black and yellow colored papers for the rest of the patterns. 

Trace the body base and arm patterns on blue colored paper.

Trace the belt and logo based on yellow colored paper. 

Trace the cape, shoes and pant patterns on red colored paper.

Trace the head and hand patterns on the paper selected for the skin and the hair pattern on black or dark brown paper.

Cut out the traced patterns using scissors.

Glue the hand cutouts with the arm cutouts and the shoe cutouts on the bottom ends of the body base pattern. 

Cut a slit along the yellow marked line inside the hair pattern. 

Slide the top end of the head cutout under the slit to attach the hair pattern with the head cutout.

Attach the belt and the pant pattern cutouts on the body base pattern.

Trim the both sides of the belt and the pant patterns if necessary. 

Attach the arm patterns on both sides of the body base pattern.

Attach both the arm patterns on both sides of the body base pattern and then attach the head on the topside of the body base pattern.

Attach the cape on the backside of the papercraft Superman figure and then use a black sharpie to draw the eyes, nose and mouth of the papercraft puppet to complete the craft.

Notes

Make superman into super you! I love that with crafting you can really personalize it to be just what you want. My kids thought it was so fun when I made their superman look more like them by changing the hair color and facial expression.

Use the Pattern again. One of the great things about these crafts is that you can use the pattern again when your kids are feeling super! 

Make it into a puppet. I love to use these crafts and add a popsicle stick to the back and you can use it in a puppet show.

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