DIY Superhero Toppers for Father’s Day Breakfast

By Kelly Castor and Trish Berrong on May 18th, 2021
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Nothing says “You’re awesome” like a breakfast spread and gifts decorated with these superhero toppers by Hallmark artist Kelly Castor. We used them to make a big deal out of Father’s Day, but they’re great for any of your heroes—from kiddos to coworkers.

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What you’ll need for DIY Superhero Toppers

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  • Wooden toothpicks and/or skewers
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Hole punch
  • Tape
  • Glue or glue stick
  • Twine
  • Free printable toppers
  • White cardstock
  • Printer
  • Gifts wrapped in dark blue paper or gift bags
  • Yellow construction paper or cardstock
  • Red felt (for the Coffee Crusader cape)
  • Coffee Mug (for the Coffee Crusader)
  • Food and drinks

How to make food and drink toppers

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1. Print page one of the free download in colour on cardstock.
2. Cut out the toppers with scissors or a craft knife.
3. Tape a toothpick or skewer to the back.

Stick the toppers in a short stack (or tall stack) of pancakes…in cupcakes…or through the garnishes on Dad’s favourite beverage.

Looking for a great Bloody Mary recipe? Here’s the one we used.


How to give presents some extra pop!

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As long as you’re endowing pancakes with superpowers, you might as well give the gifts an upgrade.

Incog-neato gift bag:

  • Cut out the mask on page two of the printable.
  • Punch holes in each outer corner and tie on some baker’s twine.
  • Tie the mask onto a gift (or the sidekick of your choice).

City-scape gifts:

  • Wrap your gift or gifts in dark, solid blue or black wrapping or tissue paper.
  • Cut squares and rectangles for the lighted windows out of yellow construction paper or cardstock.
  • Glue the windows on and arrange the gifts in a cityscape.

Coffee Crusader cape:

  • Cut a piece of felt about 1 inch shorter than and 3/4 the diameter of your coffee mug.
  • Cut an even number of holes about 1/4–1/2 inch from the top, about 1/2 inch apart.
  • Cut a piece of baker’s twine at least 1 1/2 times the diameter of the mug and string it through the holes in the cape.
  • Glue a star or lightning bolt (from page one of the printable) to the back.
  • Tie it around the coffee mug above the handle.
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