Super Hero Action Word Signs. Learn how to create action bubble signs for your next superhero party using the Cricut.
For my son’s LEGO Batman party, I created action bubble word signs to hang up all around our backyard as decorations.
Even though these are not specific to LEGO Batman, they remind me of the action words that would pop up in the old Batman cartoons.
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I got my inspiration for the signs from Southern Belles Charm. With a little bit of time and my Cricut, I knew I could easily recreate these signs.
How to Make Super Hero Action Word Signs
Note: The instructions for this post originally included how to make this using an older Cricut machine and cartridges. I have updated the post to allow you to make the signs using Cricut Design Space and a newer machine. See the bottom of this post for the original instructions.
Create Cricut Design Space File
Add starburst shapes to Cricut Design Space. Make sure both the shape and the shadow are showing in the layers panel. All of the shadows should be black and the front should be either red, yellow, or blue.
You can make sure all the colors are the same for cutting by using the color sync tool.
Then, add your text blocks to create the letters for each sign.
Cricut Design Space File: Superhero Action Words
Cut out all the cardstock shapes and letters using your Cricut machine.
Start by gluing the colored cardstock shapes to the black outlines. Then, glue on the letters, overlapping and altering the placement of the letters.
Super Hero action words:
If you don’t have a Cricut machine, you can still make these signs! Cut out the shapes free-hand and then add stickers or rub-on letters for the words.
The best part about this project? It didn’t cost me anything but time – I had all the paper and cartridges on hand.
Original Instructions using Cartridges:
For the large starburst shapes, I used the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge. It is the ‘blast’ shape ranging in size from 5 – 6″.
For the font, I used the Doodletype cartridge.
For the other shapes, I used the Accent Essentials cartridge (Accnt9s). I used the Plantin SchoolBook font for this sign.
I started by cutting the black cardstock using the creative feature “shadow” key for each shape.
Then, I cut the shape in the same size in either red, blue, or yellow cardstock (this time without using the shadow feature). This gave a black outline around each solid-colored shape. I glued the two pieces together.
The letters were cut in black cardstock using the Cricut. I glued on the letters, overlapping and altering the placement of the letters.
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