This post is sponsored by Scholastic.
Did you know that reading gives you super-powers? Well, Dav Pilkey the creator of Captain Underpants does and he is on a mission to spread the word!
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE SENSATIONAL SAGA OF SIR STINKS-A-LOT, the 12th installment in Dav Pilkey’s beloved series is available now and presently being devoured by the little reader you see below.
About the Book
There’s something rotten in the state of Ohio, and it’s smellier than a pile of putrid gym socks! Steer clear–it’s Sir Stinks-A-Lot! George, Harold, and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have a good thing going. Two of them go to school while the other two hide in the tree house and play video games all day–then they switch! But when their malicious gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, creates a method of mind control that turns their fellow students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, the future of all humanity will be in their hands!
When Scholastic asked us to help spread the word about not only this book but also Dav Pilkey’s mission we sat down and thought a little bit about super-powers. X-ray vision came to mind because my kids mentioned that when you are reading it’s like you have x-ray vision into someone else’s life! Well, I couldn’t come up with a way to make x-ray goggles but I did come up with a way to let them read even after lights are out. At our house sometimes we bend the rules and you can read later than lights out, but you need a flashlight and it’s hard to hold… until now!
This was our solution – The Super-Reader Reading Light Hat!
Gather your materials. You will need a baseball cap, a hat light ( found ours online for $4!), some fabric paint, some paint brushes, and a good book you plan to read with it!
Start by painting an explosion with gold paint. I had a little helper working on her own art along with me. Let dry a few minutes.
Add your POW! in a darker color, we did a deep pink.
Here comes the fun part….Wait until it gets dark…. and READ!!
My daughter was thrilled with this light. It is according to her the coolest this I have ever made her. I love that she uses it for reading!
Visit Dav Pilkey at www.pilkey.com
Check out scholastic.com/captainunderpants
As stated above this post is sponsored by Scholastic.
I LOVE your site so much…you have the best ideas, but this one is genius! Could you share where you found the headlamp with the clip online? I need to make this for my daughters stat! 🙂
Allison McDonald says
Thank you !! It was on amazon – here is the link ( affiliate) http://amzn.to/1W1o5WA