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.
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
- Glue Stick
- Exacto Knife
- Safety pins (not pictured)
- Glue Gun (not pictured)
- Pencil (not pictured)
- Round Object, like a plate (not pictured)
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.
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.
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.
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