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Old 10-06-2004, 04:08 PM
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some more baby costume ideas

Dinosaur/Dragon
Green hooded sweatsuit
Sheet of red felt
Sheet of blue felt
Sheet of purple felt
Sheet of orange felt
Two or three sheets of yellow felt
Plastic grocery bags (for stuffing) or cotton batting
Long piece of green felt or fabric to match suit
Fabric glue

From the red, blue, purple and orange felt, cut triangular scales. Glue to the front of the sweat jacket in overlapping scale pattern. From the yellow sheets of felt, cut large triangles, roll into cone shapes, glue together to form the cone. Allow to dry. Stuff cone shapes with plastic bags or cotton batting and glue to the back of the suit for spikes. Make smaller versions of the yellow cones for the hood. Add a large pointy tail on the back hem made from long piece of felt or fabric. Hand sew on to back of pants or bottom of jacket.

Mouse
Gray hooded sweatsuit
Gray felt
Double sided tape
2 Pairs of gray or black socks

Cut two circles for ears from the felt and either hand sew or hot glue onto the hood. You may alternatively use a headband. Keep in mind that hand sewing will make the ears easily removable so you can reuse the sweatsuit after Halloween! Cut a long tail from the second sheet of felt and attach to the back of the pants with a safety pin. Have child wear one pair of socks on her hands and one pair on her feet.

Ladybug
Red hooded sweatsuit
2 Pieces red poster board
Scissors
Black craft paint or black marker
Hot glue
2 Black chenille sticks
Red or black plastic headband
2 Pairs of red or black socks

Cut one piece of the poster board into a large oval. Draw or paint black circles onto oval. Cut two long, fairly thick strips (between one and two inches depending on the size of the child) from the second piece of posterboard the full length of the board. Using hot glue, attach these strips to the top of the back side of the shell, then run over child's shoulders as straps. Hot glue straps in place. Leave enough room for "give" so child can move his/her arms without tearing or breaking the straps. Wrap chenille sticks onto headband for antennas. Have child wear one pair of socks on her hands and one pair on her feet.

Bear
Brown hooded sweatsuit
Brown felt
Double sided tape
2 Pairs of brown or black socks
Oversized plastic margarine tub
Blue construction paper or craft paint
Black marker

Cut two circles for ears from the felt and either hand sew or hot glue onto the hood. You may alternatively use a headband. Keep in mind that hand sewing will make the ears easily removable so you can reuse the sweatsuit after Halloween! Have child wear one pair of socks on her hands and one pair on her feet. Paint or glue construction paper around margarine tub. using black marker, write the word "HONEY" across the front.

Butterfly
Black hooded sweatsuit
2 Black chenille sticks
Black plastic headband
Poster board, any color except black
Fluorescent craft paint, different colors
Sequins
Glitter
Craft glue
Pair of long boot laces
2 Pairs of black socks

Cut posterboard in half, with scissors shape each half as a wing of butterfly. Being sure to leave enough room for a border around the wing, paint wings with fluorescent paints in different shapes and patterns. Paint a black border around edge of wings. Add sequins and glitter to the border. Poke a hole at the top inside seam of each wing, and at the bottom inside seam. Run boot laces through and criss cross over child's body and tie. Wrap chenille sticks onto headband for antennas. Have child wear one pair of socks on her hands and one pair on her feet.
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