Superhero Trunk or Treat Idea for Fall Festivals or Halloween

The season for Trunk or Treating is coming up soon. It’s time to prepare your idea & DIYs that go with it for your church’s, or other organization’s, fall festival. I think you’ll love this superhero trunk or treat idea. I named the theme “Jesus is our Superhero!” It turned out so good. I’ll share my ideas & hopefully spark your imagination along the way.

Superhero Decorated Trunk

Superhero trunk or treat idea. Full trunk decked out in tons of superhero decor. Action figures, Captain America "shields," paper flowers & fans, cityscape, photo booth & more.

This is an overview of the entire trunk & around it. The superhero theme worked well for me because my son was into them & I had a lot of decorations that went with it.

Make a Superhero Photo Booth

I made a little “photo booth” for kids to take their pictures. I used a foam board & cut out the middle, leaving five inches on all four sides.

Luckily I had superheroes’ logos printed from a long ago birthday party. (Side note, this is why I keep everything, ha!) I glued them around the rectangle using Elmer’s glue sticks. Don’t use hot glue! It will melt your board. I added squares of comic book action blocks, writing the fruits of the Holy Spirit on each one. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and self-control.

I set up a little table with a yellow plastic table cloth from Dollar Tree with Superman’s logo on the front, photo booth props, and a picture frame with a large comic book quote box that said, “Photo Booth” to let parents & kids know they could use the “frame” & props for family pics. Some of the props included superhero masks, quote bubbles they could write on with an Expo marker, lips, hats, Poison Ivy hair, Penguin’s monocle & hat, “I am Batman,” etc. The booth was a hit for sure!

Superhero trunk or treat idea: a photo booth. My husband & I are holding a "Polaroid" frame made with superhero logos and comic book images around it. In front is a small table with a photo booth sign with masks and other props that can be used in it. Another table holds the candy that the kids can choose from.
My husband & I taking our turn in the booth.

Photo Booth Note

There are usually kids who come to the festival without parents. Some come with friends, some walk there, others come on the church bus. During our church festival, they wanted to have their pictures taken too. Maybe their parents aren’t saved, maybe they’re not. I wanted to show the love of Christ through His Body, so I took pictures of them, asked for their parents’ numbers and sent them the picture. I would highly recommend this. It’s kind & loving, and the Bible tells us we are supposed to be known by our love. Who knows, maybe you’ll plant a seed that will later be watered by someone else. You never know what impact your love will have.

Decorating the Trunk

To bring your superhero trunk or treat idea to life, you’ll need to decide how you’ll decorate the trunk. Here are a few of the things I did. First I draped the trunk with a black plastic tablecloth. I covered the lid of the trunk & covered all of the inside with it.

I used many of my son’s action figures. Some I placed on the edges of the trunk, some inside, & a few on the tables. The ones I used have conversations with each other when they are placed face to face. The little kids enjoyed that.

I stretched a cardboard fold out “city” along the middle of the display. I bought it from Walmart, but I don’t know if they still carry them. It’s black “buildings” in varying heights & had yellow squares for windows.

I made large tissue paper flowers that I put on the open trunk lid. I also made cardstock paper fans & taped logos on them. Between them I hung a banner made with pom-poms, stars, & cut circles in red, white, & blue.

I made the Captain America “shields” from red frisbees. I cut a white circle, a smaller red circle, then an even smaller blue circle. Then I made a white star & assembled them on top of the frisbee. Next to this are Pop superheros.

To top out off I made a sign on foam poster board to sit in the trunk in the most visible place. I glued on comic book words like “BOOM,” “POW,” etc. Using comic book colors, I cut the letters for the board with my Cricut. Jesus got His own logo that looked like Superman’s, but with a J. The top section read “Jesus is our superhero,” & the bottom said, “We MARVEL at His wondrous works Psalm 98:1.”

Superhero trunk or treat idea: Superhero Jesus poster that has Psalm 98:1 on it, Luke 19:10, and a J logo like Superman's.

I hope you liked this superhero trunk or treat idea!

The kids had a lot of fun at this event. I love making Jesus a part of our life daily. He died for us, & I want to show my children how much we owe to Him. I want them to know what an amazing Savior He is.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you’ll make your own Superhero Jesus trunk. Let me know how yours turns out by tagging me on social media. I would love for you to share this tutorial with others who love decorating and participating in fall festival trunk or treats! Use the buttons at the bottom of the post to share this. Make sure you pin this post for when you’re ready to make the items for your trunk or so you don’t forget about this idea! I would love for you to follow me on social media using the buttons in the sidebar. That way you can keep up with what’s going on over here!

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