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25 of the Best Handmade Super Hero Items for Kids

If you’re like me and have a kid that lives and breathes to play super-hero make believe, then you may find yourself constantly on the look out for cool, new, super hero gear for them to enjoy.

While there’s no shortage of store bought costumes, plastic action figures, and battery operated, missile launching, vehicles with blinking lights and noises that leave your ears ringing, I much prefer handmade items. They are often better quality and more creative than anything made in mass production.

That’s why I’ve gathered 25 of my favorite handmade super hero items from Etsy. From costumes, to crafts, games and more–come check out some of the most awesome things for your little super hero after the jump. 

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  • Super Hero Finger Puppets 1 of 25
    Super Hero Finger Puppets
    This set of five finger puppets from WeeKnit is only $13 and is perfect for encouraging imagination without the noise of battery operated toys.
  • Paint ‘Em Yourself Wooden Super Hero Set 2 of 25
    Paint 'Em Yourself Wooden Super Hero Set
    Who wants to buy action figures when you can paint your own? This set from Pegged comes with everything you need to paint and a carrying case for your finished product.
  • Custom Cape for Your Child’s Favorite Doll or Stuffed Animal 3 of 25
    Custom Cape for Your Child's Favorite Doll or Stuffed Animal
    This customizable cape from babypop instantly morphs your big kid's lovey into their trusty sidekick.
  • POW! Hair clips 4 of 25
    POW! Hair clips
    Let's not forget, girls can be super heroes too. These hair clips from The Wannabe Crafter are the perfect complement to a cape and mask.
  • Batman Wrist Cuffs 5 of 25
    Batman Wrist Cuffs
    These are just one of a variety of wrist cuffs offered by Katie's Capes and are a great way to put the finishing touch on your little one's super get-up.
  • Super Hero Robot Pajama Pillow 6 of 25
    Super Hero Robot Pajama Pillow
    I love this pillow by fAverittecreations. The pocket in the front can hold your child's pajamas or any other treasures. A great item to send off with your child to a sleepover.
  • Felt Spiderman Mask 7 of 25
    Felt Spiderman Mask
    This mask from Party Mart is a great idea for birthday parties, Halloween, or everyday play.
  • Batman Double-Sided Cape Plus Accessories 8 of 25
    Batman Double-Sided Cape Plus Accessories
    If you don't want to piece together your own super ensemble this all in one Batman costume from Super Kid Capes is an excellent alternative. It comes with a cape, wrist cuffs,mask, and belt. It's also available in pink.
  • Super Hero Pinwheels 9 of 25
    Super Hero Pinwheels
    Is there anything more simplistically fun than a pinwheel? This set of eight from Paper Polaroid is perfect for your next super hero themed birthday party.
  • Personalize Your Cape! 10 of 25
    Personalize Your Cape!
    What if your big kid doesn't like any super hero in particular? The folks over at Pip and Bean offer this fully personalized cape. You can select the color and the letters. This is great idea for a new Super Big Bro or Big Sis to wear on that first visit to the hospital.
  • Card Table Playhouse 11 of 25
    Card Table Playhouse
    This card table playhouse by Miss Pretty Pretty may be the coolest thing I've seen yet. Customized to fit over your own table, they will even add your child's name and address and it even comes with a bag for storage.
  • Super Hero Crown 12 of 25
    Super Hero Crown
    What could be cooler than your very own super hero crown by The Merry Crown Society? This handmade felt crown will put the perfect finishing touch on any super hero's costume.
  • Knit Super Hero Doll 13 of 25
    Knit Super Hero Doll
    Looking for an alternative to your everyday plastic action figure? This knit doll by dentsdeloup is ready for make-believe and it's cape can be customized with your child's name.
  • Spiderman Hat and Scarf 14 of 25
    Spiderman Hat and Scarf
    Winter is fast approaching and this knit hat and scarf set by NatsNickNacks is perfect for your little Spiderman or your big Spiderman. It comes in adult sizes, too!
  • Super Hero Art Prints 15 of 25
    Super Hero Art Prints
    This set of six 5x7 art prints by Loopz Art would make the perfect decoration for your little super hero's bedroom.
  • Customized Wonder Woman Lunchbox 16 of 25
    Customized Wonder Woman Lunchbox
    Send your little one to school in style with this lunchbox from Sassy Alice. This Etsy shop also features lunchboxes for your little guy.
  • Super Zipper Pulls 17 of 25
    Super Zipper Pulls
    These zipper pulls by 5280bliss are an easy way to add a super hero touch to an everyday outfit or bag. They can also be made into magnets or pins and would be perfect for a birthday party goodie bag.
  • Custom Designed Batman Shoes 18 of 25
    Custom Designed Batman Shoes
    These canvas shoes are airbrushed by the folks at Ink Wear 99 to your specification. What kid wouldn't want his or her very own customized super hero shoes?
  • Eco-Friendly Reusable Superman Sandwich Bag 19 of 25
    Eco-Friendly Reusable Superman Sandwich Bag
    You don't have to be a super hero to help save the planet. You can simply use one of these reusable sandwich bags from Fig Tree Boutique.
  • Kint Green Lantern Earflap Hat 20 of 25
    Kint Green Lantern Earflap Hat
    Your big kid can still be super without the cape and mask. I absolutely love this adorable knit hat from Cutie Hats.
  • Decorate Your Own Cape Kit 21 of 25
    Decorate Your Own Cape Kit
    If your kid is crafty, this do it yourself cape kit from Lots O Capes is perfect. It's also a great idea for a birthday party craft that will double as a fantastic parting goodie for guests.
  • Girl Power Super Hero Cuffs 22 of 25
    Girl Power Super Hero Cuffs
    I love these adorable wrist cuffs for girls from Her Flying Horses and your big girl will too. They have a velcro closure that makes them easy to take on and off.
  • Super Hero vs Villains. Peg Doll Tic Tac Toe. 23 of 25
    Super Hero vs Villains. Peg Doll Tic Tac Toe.
    I love this creative way to play the classic game of Tic Tac Toe by TD Crafty Creations! What an unconventional yet simple way for the good guys and the bad guys to wage an ultimate battle.
  • Super Hero Mask Beanie 24 of 25
    Super Hero Mask Beanie
    This will be a new favorite for any little boy or girl that loves dressing up like Batman and comes with the added bonus of not having to fight him or her to put a hat on their head. You can find this made by Melanie Ganson.
  • Print Your Own Super Hero Calendar 25 of 25
    Print Your Own Super Hero Calendar
    Print and cut this super calendar and display it on a cork board, frame it, or place it on a desktop easel. It's a great way to help your super kid keep track of the days and months of the year by Loopz Art.
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