Here’s a fun LEGO® craft that kids will LOVE – make duct tape capes for your minifigures!
This is a fun way to dress up minifigures that didn’t come with a cape, or replace a lost cape. Duct tape comes in so many awesome colors and prints, which makes it a fabulous crafting material.
After you make some duct tape capes, be sure to check out our LEGO® building ideas as well!
This post was originally published in January 2013 and updated May 2019. Part of the fun of this blog is that I can now do some of the same activities with my younger kids who were too little to participate the first time around!
These LEGO® capes were inspired by Busy Kids Happy Mom’s post for making Lego capes from duct tape. They were so easy and fun to make!
An existing LEGO® cape, or you can find a pattern on Busy Kids Happy Mom.
Step 1: Tear off two pieces of duct tape and stick them together, sticky sides touching. Use two different colors if you want a reversible cape!
Step 2: Then, trace a LEGO® cape onto the duct tape with a ballpoint pen. (If you don’t have a cape, you can find a pattern on Busy Kids Happy Mom)
Step 3: Cut out the cape. Be sure to cut the slit. Punch two holes with a hole punch. I would recommend tracing the holes when you trace the cape – it makes it easier to hole punch in the right spot.
To put the cape on, remove the minifigure’s head and place both holes in the cape over the neck. The cape will need to crease/fold a little.
Then reattach the head and you are ready to go! This red and silver color combination looks pretty awesome.
We had so much fun making capes in different colors! My favorite might be the turquoise cape on the Chima lion guy.
Janie had to have a pink cape for her police girl, of course.
This project is the perfect boredom buster for a bad weather day!
Need more LEGO® project ideas?
- Make an awesome LEGO Play Board! This is perfect for creating huge scenes.
- Construct a really awesome LEGO Marble Run!
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