Frog Costumes For Children

August 10, 2008

Pretending to be a frog is even more fun with this frog costume for children. You can make it in a flash and add it to your child’s costume or dress up box.

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You’ll Need

* Green Baseball Cap
* Green Felt
* Red Felt
* Cardboard
* Scissors
* 2 Extra Large Wiggly Eyes
* Glue
* Green T-shirt

Directions:

Cut two circles that are larger than the wiggly eyes out of the cardboard. Cover both sides with the green felt.

Glue one wiggly eye on each piece of felt covered cardboard. Glue these eyes to the front of the baseball cap up high.

Cut a red tongue out of felt and glue it to the underside of the bill of the cap. Make sure the tongue sticks out some.

Your child can dress in the green t-shirt and the frog cap and pretend to be a frog.

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Homemade Witch Costume

August 10, 2008

Here are some great costume ideas that will turn your child into a good or spooky witch.

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“I’ll get you, my pretty!” These infamous words were spoken by the wicked witch in the beloved movie “The Wizard of Oz.” If your daughter wants to be the good witch, Glenda, on Halloween, or would like to portray the wicked witch, here are some ideas on how to make either homemade costume.

Let’s begin with the good witch. Basically all you need is a white dress, white leotards, white shoes, a tiara, and a wand. Add some make-up and glitter and you have all you need to re-create Glenda.

To make the wand, you can use two straws and put one inside the other. Wrap it in gold paper and purchase star wire at your craft store, and push it through the straw. Add glitter to the star as well. To make the tiara, you can also use star wire. Take the measurement of your child’s head and then make a circle out of the star wire to fit. Add gold ribbon to cover the base of the wire.

In addition, you may wish to add a flowing gold wrap around your daughter’s shoulders. Choose sheer fabric that has gold design.

If your child chooses to be the bad and spooky witch, well there is no end to the creativity you can utilize to make this costume. Depending upon whether your child wants to portray a scary witch, in which case you will have to paint some warts on her face. You can even paint your child’s face green, just like the witch in the “Wizard of Oz.” Or if she wants to be the wicked witch with a broom, a black cape and pointy black hat will be needed. An entirely black outfit would be recommended for any bad witch to wear.

Here’s another tip: If your child wants to be a witch from the Snow White movie, she can carry a basket of apples, with one a chunk of one apple cut out.

No matter which witch your child chooses to be on Halloween, making the costume will be as much fun as going out trick or treating.

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Tiny Pumpkin Craft For Kids

August 10, 2008

These small pumpkins made out of acorns are just adorable. Make this tiny pumpkin craft for kids this Halloween.

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You’ll Need

* Acorns
* Orange and green paint

Directions:

Lay acorns on a sheet of newspaper. Paint the bottom of the acorns with orange paint.

After the orange paint dries, paint the top of the acorns green (for the stem of the pumpkin). Allow to dry thoroughly.

Tip – Use a black marker with a very fine tip to draw eyes and a mouth on the painted acorn to turn it into a tiny jack-o-lantern.


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