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Celebrate all things Captain America with craft projects inspired by the star-spangled man himself! These snacks and crafts are the perfect way to gear up for Cap’s next appearance on the big screen in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, prepare to marathon his previous movies, or just plain celebrate the US of A. We may not have knocked out Adolf Hitler over 200 times, but we can celebrate the hero who did with these fabulous projects.

Liberty and Cupcakes for All: Love fondant? Try this recipe for fondant-shield cupcakes from Craftsy. Hate fondant? Then this no-fondant recipe from Being Geek Chic is for you! Fondant need not divide us.

 

A Cap for Cap: Knit up this stars-and-bars 4th of July Hat from Mary Jane, Midge & Mink in a cozy wool for winter wear or a lighter cotton blend to wear in the summer months.

 


Just(ice) Desserts: Whip up a batch of delicious red-white-and-blue ice cream sandwiches or tasty popcorn balls from Thrifty Jinxy to snack on.

 

Colors that Don’t Run: Tie dye your own Captain America tee with instructions and a photo tutorial from Simply Kelly Designs.

 

Christmas in July (4th): It may be a few months before it’s time to gather around the tree, but get a jump on holiday crafts with this shield-inspired ruffle tree skirt tutorial from With Our Powers Combined.

 

Frisbee - a Truly American Pastime: Tossing around the old air foil might just be more American than apple pie! Turn a Frisbee into the shield of our favorite hero with this tutorial from Art School Dropout.

 

Backpacks, ASSEMBLE! Put together these lightweight shield backpacks from Steel City Press and Steve Rogers will have your back everywhere you go!

What will you make to celebrate America’s favorite super-powered patriot? We’d love to hear all about your projects!


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Margaret Dunham

Margaret’s earliest memory is trying to get a plastic Playskool car up to 88 miles per hour. She lives in a beautiful DIY fortress about a stone’s throw from Peter Parker’s old digs in Queens. By day she writes full time for the City of New York and local nonprofit heroes; by night she spends her time crafting, writing, and kung fu fighting. Read all about it on her site The Fearless Gluestick.