Are your children into Superhero, Batman or witches at the moment? Do you want to know how you can produce their capes at home, quickly and easily? Well help is at hand! And of course you can make these capes for yourself if you are just a big kid!

Superhero Cape:  What you need for this is a roll of landscape fabric which is the material you lay down in your flowerbeds to keep the weeds down. You may call it weed-mat. Measure out a length of this material so that it falls to about mid-thigh. Make sure you can flex your arms outwards so that you can ‘fly’.

Superhero Cape: What you need for this is a roll of landscape fabric which is the material you put down in your garden to keep the weeds down. You may know it as weed-mat fabric. Measure out a length of this material so that it falls to about mid-thigh. Make sure you can move your arms around so that you can ‘fly’.

Now fold the top edge of the material over and secure it with staples or glue and run a cord through this. The emblem on the back with the large ‘S’ can be cut out of colored paper and glued on the back. And when the occasion is over you can recycle your outfit back into your garden shed.

Bat Cape: The Bat cape is made out of similar material but you will need a longer piece. It should be long enough to wrap around you twice. Now fold it in half and cut out half-circles all the way round the bottom edge to give a scalloped edge effect.

On the other edge of the material scoop out a section so that the cape will fit around your neck and then turn over the material round the neck and staple or glue it. Then run a cord through this piece and that’s Batman ready.

Witch’s Cape:  You will need to cut two pieces of the landscape fabric. They need to be wide enough to go round you twice and long enough to reach your ankles. Now glue the top two edges of the two pieces together so that one piece is going to be the lining of the cape. Now take the top edge and fold it over and secure with tape or hot glue to form a pocket for a cord. And that’s your witch’s cape!