Ginger Snap Crafts: Super Hero Backpacks {tutorial} #SilhouetteChallenge

Super Hero Backpacks {tutorial} #SilhouetteChallenge

Hello! It’s the 2nd Monday of the month which means it’s time for another Silhouette Challenge! :) A group of some of my favorite bloggers get together each month to share our latest Silhouette creations. This month’s theme is “My Favorite Things”. So that means just about anything goes! One of my favorite things to do with my Silhouette is to make stencils. So today I am going to show you how I made these Super Hero Backpacks with my kiddos’ initials on them using a stencil I cut with my Silhouette. I’ll also have links to 30 other fabulous Silhouette projects. So keep reading! ;)

Super Hero Backpacks at #superhero #backpack #fabricpaint #tutorial

backpack boy

For this project you’ll need a few supplies:

super hero shield monogram images {find them here}
Silhouette CAMEO
SIlhouette Chipboard
canvas backpack
fabric paint
paint brushes

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First you will cut the monogram out using your Silhouette & the chipboard. Then slide a piece of cardboard inside your backpack. This will make it so the paint will not bleed through. Plus it makes it a nice solid surface to trace your stencil on.

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Then you will lightly trace the image onto your bag with a pencil.

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Then using your paint brush & fabric paint you will start painting away! :)

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I did the lighter color first & then the darker color last.

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Now all you have to do is wait on it to dry! ;)

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These backpacks are great for carrying the kids towels to the pool or books to the library. They’d also make great travel bags to hold activities & games for those long summer road trips. :)

stenciled backpack for kids

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge friends & I are all sharing projects on our blogs today,
so check out the projects below for TONS of Silhouette inspiration!

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Super Hero Backpacks at #superhero #backpack #fabricpaint #tutorial

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.


  1. You have a steady hand! They turned out great. I like it when people find creative ways to use the materials for things other than what they are intended for. Well done Ginger!

  2. I LOVE it, Ginger. But, I don't think I've ever seen a project on your blog that I don't love. Well done!

  3. This would be great for a Super Hero party favor bag.

  4. Ginger,
    These are bright, cheery, fun Backpacks. Great Job!
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

  5. These would be great for my kids to carry their things around this summer. Thanks for the idea. My kids are super so they deserve these super hero bags. :)

  6. You make a beautiful and creative backpack.
    happy wheels


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