Child's Play: Quick and Easy Costumes
Crown Trade Paperbacks, 1995 - Children - 168 pages
WithChild's Play: Quick and Easy Costumes for Special Occasions and Everyday Play, author Leslie Hamilton has provided the definitive guide for creating safe, easy, and imaginative children's costumes. From a rock star to a washing machine, Hamilton offers loads of creative costume ideas that are easy to design and will delight your child. Who knew that costume design could be so effortless? With easy-to-read, easy-to-follow instructionsChild's Playmakes it possible for even the most domestically-challenged parent to create more 70 fabulous costumes. Also included are activities and games devised to engage your child's imagination before, during and after the costume-making process. Best of all, the imaginative yet simple costumes outlined in chapters like: No-Sew Costumes, Paper Bag Costumes, and Fabric Costumes call for costume supplies that can be found around the house and any specialty items like fabric, jewelry, and masks, which you may want to buy, can be recycled again and again as your children's tastes change.
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Activities to try aluminum foil antennae armholes arms attach ribbon belt bend Box Costume bulldozer buttons candy cape Cape pages Child can wear Child wears child's head child's neck child's shoulders child's torso Circle Costume cloth tape clothes hanger colored plastic tape Cover crayons crown Decorate desired duct tape ears Easy-Sew Tunic emblem extra eyebrow pencil favorite Fold front gloves hanger headband helmet hole for child's homemade hood hot glue Ice Axe inside kerchief markers to draw masking tape Native American Ninja No-Sew Tunic paint or markers pants panty hose paper plate paper towel tube permanent marker piece of cardboard pipe cleaners poster board poster paint prop Quickie Vest robot scissors shape shirt shown in Figure side silver duct tape slit spray-paint Stitch straps strip superhero sweatshirt sweatsuit Tape securely trick-or-treating trim Tunic page 105 Turn the box vinyl cloth wheels wings wrap yarn