“Yes they are. Girls make awesome super heroes.”
“I think I’ll be a super hero,” she says. And I fall in love with her expectations and the possibilities that stretch before her all over again.
With this month’s Adventures in Pinterest project, I wanted to encourage Julia’s amazing imagination and desire to be super. When I found this pin all about girl power and how to make your own comic book, I knew this was the perfect project for us.
Well, it was perfect until I realized that Julia didn’t exactly know what a comic book was, and I was pretty horrible at trying to explain it. But once I found Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists (affiliate link) at the book store, I knew she’d be excited.
I wasn’t wild about the templates that the pin used, so I made some of my own (and read to the bottom to download a template and make your own comic too). I printed them out on card stock, back to front, and handed them over to Julia with her set of markers and told her that anything goes. She did the illustrating and dictating. I wrote what she told me to.
She calls her comic “Peace and Harmony.” Apparently Julia is starting on fan fiction early, because the result is the riveting story of Pepa Pig (who is a character on Nickelodeon.) In Julia’s story, Pepa is a superhero with an amazing orange cape and the ability to freeze people and bad guys. When Pepa’s little brother, George, is kidnapped by Mr. Baddy, Pepa and her mother spring into action to save him. (Cue the dramatic music!) Mommy Pig puts Mr. Baddy in jail because she’s has “jail powers.” And Pepa frees her brother. Then Pepa takes off her cape because her neck is sweaty, and everyone eats chocolate cookies (except Mr. Baddy, of course.)
Make your own comic books and encourage your kids to be super too
Click this image to download a PDF file with 12 pages of comic book templates, including the cover. Each page is meant to be printed on a sheet of letter-size paper and folded in half. I stapled Julia’s book along the fold to keep it together. You can print the templates on both sides or on just one side, if you wanted more open space to draw.
When the image opens in a new tab, right click to save it to your computer. Of course I want to see it when your own kids create awesome and inspirational comic books. Feel free to tag inthenext30days on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter because I really want to see all the amazing.
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