A twist on the old fashion lollipop.
Make a sunny bundle of daisies, tulips, and sunflowers. These friends wear felt-petal collars and “pollen” headdresses topped with stickers. Velour dresses and bright tights bring it all together without a single stitch. Flower How-To 1. To make the headband, cut 28-gauge floral wire into eight 4- to 5-inch pieces; top each with two dot [...]
Cowboy Howdy, pardner. To turn your kid into a charismatic cowboy, just rustle up some brown-paper grocery and trash-compactor bags. When you get home, snip and punch them into a fringed vest and chaps, then add paper-fastener studs and candy-cup conchos. A mop-maned horse is ready to accompany this rider on a hunt for [...]
Princess Tra la la! The prettiest princesses must wear lots of lace, and paper doilies will do splendidly. These girls are dressed in underskirts made from plastic kitchen bags and pleated paper place mats, and overskirts made from plastic tablecloths and doilies. Their ruffled jabots are made of doilies cut in fan shapes of graduated [...]
Purim Costumes Purim is almost here and from the pure chaos I witnessed yesterday in a local plaza parking lot that housed a seasonal closeout Purim costume store; the kids are getting ready for Purim NOW! This is a kid’s holiday no doubt, between the costumes and the candy, they are loving every minute of [...]
Cut a hole for the head in the center of a red-checkered tablecloth (or 1.25 yards of 45-inch-wide red-checkered fabric) so that it can be worn like a poncho. Cut 1/2 skein off-white yarn into spaghetti-length pieces. With a hot-glue gun, glue them in swirls and bunches to a large, sturdy paper plate. Paint 8 small Styrofoam balls with brown acrylic [...]
Coffee-Filter No-Sew Purim Costume Tools and Materials 100 small coffee filters (8- to 10-cup size) 50 industrial-size coffee filters White shirt White A-line skirt 5/8-inch-wide ribbon 1/4-inch dowel White paint White paper pastry cups 1/4-inch white ribbon White plastic headband Scissors Paintbrush Hot-glue gun Safety pins Mayonnaise jar Ironing board or dress form Crinoline petticoat [...]
Directions: 1. Cut the sleeves off a white sweatshirt; fold in and glue raw edges. 2. Starting at bottom of sweatshirt, hot-glue a white feather boa to it, wrapping it around and up to the neck (you’ll need one boa for a baby, two for toddlers on up.) 4. Hat: To make chicken’s comb, stuff [...]