Nur’s Nook: Superhero Gifts

“Show honor to your parents and pay homage to them. This will cause blessings to descend upon you . . .”


From fantastic flight to stupendous speed, superheroes use their amazing powers to protect others. In a similar way, you have superheroes in your life, such as exceptional grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers—and especially parents. They don’t have incredible uniforms or gadgets, but they share super strengths of love and support. They may teleport you to sports practice and music lessons, share clues for solving homework setbacks, tune in to your ideas, and give smart advice. They encourage you to develop your own mighty powers and virtues.

What do you love most about your heroes? Show your appreciation with the homemade gift below. Showing gratitude can make you feel happier and more unified. Honor your superheroes—and lift your spirits into the stratosphere!

You’ll Need:  Four 4 ¾" (12.1 cm) circles cut from photocopies of “Lightning & Luna” or other superhero comic (trace a bowl as guide), pencil, scissors, ruler, double-sided tape, ten 4 ½" (11.4 cm) colorful paper stars, one 2 ¾" (7 cm) star, marker, 27" (68.6 cm) piece thin ribbon, hole punch, small shiny stickers


Step 1: Fold circles in half so images are inside. Fold in half again. Open circles and repeat folds with images outside. Open circles, comic sides up.



Step 2: With ruler, draw pencil lines on creases to use as guides.



Step 3: Lay two circles side by side, so edges touch. Lay two other circles on top to form a large “plus sign” shape.  



Step 4: Tuck bottom circle’s top right section under right circle. Tuck top circle’s lower left section under left circle. Secure all overlapping areas with tape.



Step 5: On small star, punch hole and write “Mom’s Amazing Superpowers” (or similar message). On other stars, write what you love about that person. Decorate stars.



Step 6: Flip paper over and place large stars in center.



Step 7: Fold left and right flaps in. Fold top and bottom flaps over. Tuck bottom flap’s right section under right flap. Tuck top flap’s left section under left flap. Secure with sticker and ribbon. Tie on small star.


For a printable version, download a PDF of this craft

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