Paid partnership with LEGO® Juniors.
Our entire family loved Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles. Between the action, the adventure, and the family dynamic, it has something for everyone. So, we’re obviously thrilled to see Incredibles 2 when it opens on June 15!
There are some big changes happening in the Parr family’s life now that Helen’s leading a campaign to rebuild the supers’ reputation. Bob is navigating the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet, Dash, and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. As a big family ourselves, it’s fun to watch a hero family deal with everyday life in an incredible way!
To get ready for the release, we made this adventure-ready bag—complete with a handmade Incredibles pin inspired by their red supersuits, along with mini charms. Since our kids love exploring, we made sure it featured lots of pockets for storing all the bits and bobs needed for a fun-filled day (like some much-needed binoculars and an adorable LEGO® set). With this handy pack on their side, our kids will be ready for their next big adventure—whether heading off to camp or exploring nature in the backyard.
Fire up your child’s imagination for some LEGO® Juniors Incredibles 2 excitement!
What You’ll Need
- Incredibles needlepoint pattern
- Yellow, orange, black, and white yarn
- Needlepoint and sewing needles
- Plastic needlepoint canvas
- Red and black felt
- Hot glue
- Embroidery thread
- 2 blank pinbacks or safety pins
- Red bag
- Key rings
- Alphabet and regular beads
- Yellow, orange, and red pom poms
How To Make It
- Download and print the needlepoint pattern for your reference.
- Thread a piece of yarn about 24” long onto your large needlepoint needle (we started with yellow) and select a place on the pattern to start. We recommend the base of the yellow “i.” Make sure to leave enough room on the plastic canvas in all directions so that you can finish the patch without running out of room. (Count the squares on the paper pattern in each direction from your starting point, and make sure you have at least that many squares on your plastic canvas.)
- Follow the pattern, counting your stitches as you go and making diagonal stitches from square to square, as shown in the pattern. If you run out of yarn, tie a knot on the back side of the canvas, rethread another piece onto the needle, and continue in the same direction until you’ve finished with that color. Continue stitching with the remaining colors—orange, black, and white.
- When you’ve completed the patch, use scissors to very carefully trim along the outside edge of the shape. Be careful not to trim any of the yarn by mistake! If the yarn along the edge does come a little loose, use a dab of hot glue on the back to secure it in place.
- Cut a piece of red felt to fit onto the back of the finished patch—you want it a tiny bit smaller than the patch itself, so that the red felt isn’t visible from the front. Then, attach with hot glue.
- With a regular needle and embroidery thread, stitch 2 blank pinbacks onto the felt backing of the patch. If they don’t have holes, either make stitches around the pins to secure them in place or hot glue them.
- Next, pin it to the bag. Make sure to lock the pins in place. This is a great way to make the pin multipurpose for future bags, jackets, and beyond!
- Time to make some charms to decorate the bag. There isn’t a right or wrong way to make these charms—get creative!
- Mask Charm: Cut a piece of black felt into a miniature Incredibles mask. Cut a 6” piece of yarn and use an overhand knot to tie a loop in the center. Thread this loop onto a blank key ring and then place a few colorful beads onto the yarn tails. Hot glue the end of the yarn tails onto the back of the felt mask.
- “Super” Charm: Cut a 10” piece of yarn and use an overhand knot to tie a loop in the center. Thread that loop onto a blank key ring and then begin by threading a colored bead onto the yarn tails. Next, add the “s” bead, followed by another colored bead. Continue by alternating colored and alphabet beads until your word is all spelled out. At the end of the yarn tails, tie a knot so that the beads don’t slip off.
- Pom Pom Charm: Thread your regular needle with embroidery thread and sew through 5 pom poms—we used a mix of yellow, orange, and red to match the Incredibles logo. On one end of the pom pom chain, tie the excess embroidery thread into a loop around a blank key ring. On the other end, tie a knot to lock the pom poms in place and hot glue a mini tassel onto the thread right next to the last pom pom.
- Loop the key rings onto the bag’s zipper pulls and straps.
- Help your kiddo pack the bag for their next outing!
All cutting, gluing, and sewing should be done by an adult.