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A Superhero Birthday Party | Part 2: Lootbags and Lollipops

This is Part 2 of Liam’s Superhero birthday bash post. Today: the hand-stamped loot bag.

Continued from A Superhero Birthday Party | Part 1: Save the Day

By: Liesbeth



Hand-stamped loot bags look great, have that vintage edge I was going for and are surprisingly easy. Stuffing them was even easier as there are so many fun and affordable superhero-related goodies out there. I found some fun activity books and notebooks at Walmart and Dollarama had mini laser lights that can be strapped on your finger.


I got creative with the vintage lollipops, which I dressed up with tiny superhero masks and capes using scraps of craft paper. My son was over the moon with these and helped me out a bit during the creation.

How to Make the Loot Bag

I got the bags from Creative Bag a year ago for a Christmas craft. They are thin, unbleached cotton drawstring bags, around 8×11 inches and perfect to stuff with goodies of any size.

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I love the simple, graphic lightning bolt and decided to use only that as the bag design. You can click the below preview and print or you can just freestyle your own.

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I created the stamp from a simple piece of crafting foam (the thin kind your kid can cut). It works perfectly fine to stamp a few bags so no need for anything more substantial.

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Simply use a small roller to apply acrylic paint (I purchased mine at Above Ground).

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Press firmly on bag, then peel off in one motion. Dead easy.

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The tags I designed in Illustrator, using the (free!) fonts Chinacat and Komika Bubbles. I printed them on my simple home printer on white cardstock and cut them by hand, leaving a small white border on the outside of the “bubble”.

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Punch with hole puncher and tie to bag cord.


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