Popsicle Costume DIY

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
It’s October! Fall is here for some and costumes are on the mind, so it makes sense that our Michaels Makers Challenge was to do a costume diy. I wanted to do something different that would take minimal time and money. Somehow a popsicle came to mind. Maybe because we are still having some hot days and it feels like summer? Maybe. Good news is that it did end up being different, took little time to make, and didn’t cost a whole lot either. You might already have many of the supplies needed to make this.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
What you will need (you can find all of these except the pants in your local Michaels store or Shop Michaels Online):

  • Black shirt and pants
  • Tan felt
  • Foam Board
  • Poster boards of your choice
  • Ribbon
  • Glue Stick
  • Exacto Knife
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Safety pins (not pictured)
  • Glue Gun (not pictured)
  • Pencil (not pictured)
  • Round Object, like a plate (not pictured)

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Start by cutting out 2 popsicle stick shapes from felt. I ended up making mine a little less wide than pictured above after trying it on my daughter.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Then I simply safety pinned the bottom of the felt stick to the bottom of the pants front.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
And then safety pinned it to the top of the pants. You could make this more permanent if you like by sewing or gluing them in place, but I wanted to let the pants stay useable year round.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Measure to see how big you want the popsicle to be. Next cut out a square piece of foam board with exacto knife. My daughter is 3 years old and I made hers 15″ x 17″.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Take a rounded object and place at each top corner of foam board. Trace on the edge to create rounded edges.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Use exacto knife to cut rounded edges.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Measure how big you want your posterboard pieces to be. I made the orange piece 7″ tall and the other two 5″ tall. Then use your glue stick and glue on a piece at a time. I had it so they slightly overlapped.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Then use scissors to cut off excess posterboard from edges.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
After I made this, I thought it would be fun to add a bite mark. Just make some simple curved lines on corner and cut out with exacto knife.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Cut out two pieces of ribbon that will be long enough to hang on shoulders of person wearing costume. Mark where you want them to sit on the foam board.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Glue ribbon in place with hot glue gun.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Then cut one more piece of ribbon to tie through the loops in the back (I used fabric so you could see the contrast). You could make two popsicle sides and use ribbon to connect them and go over shoulders, but I wanted my daughter to be able to sit down while keeping it on.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
I also added some yellow to her face so it looked like she was the one who took the bite out of her popsicle. I didn’t have any face paint on hand, but I found that you can mix baby lotion with cornstarch and then add natural coloring to it. I used icing gel for the color because that is all I had, but it all wiped off so nice and easily. Search for diy face paints if you want to try that.

Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
Popsicle Costume DIY | happy together
I hope you have fun creating costumes this month!

Jess

 

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