A pillowcase cape or a cardboard crown can open up a world of fun
He was a fire-breathing dragon yesterday — today, a circus clown. Where will your toddler’s imagination take him tomorrow? These easy ideas transform things you have around the house into fun dress-up costumes. After all, even a simple pillowcase cape can add superpower to the average day!
Be prepared to help your toddler as much, or as little, as he wants as he creates his wearable crafts. He’ll end up with a unique getup either way.
Fairy ribbon skirt
Make a wish! Everybody needs a little magic.
What you need:
• masking tape
• ribbon, strips of lightweight fabric or pretty wrapping paper, or streamers (roughly cut into lengths extending from your child’s waist to just above the knee)
What to do:
1. Tear off a strip of tape a little longer than your child’s waist.
2. Lay the tape on the table, sticky side up. Tape both ends down so it doesn’t move.
3. You and your child can put one end of each piece of ribbon on the tape, the closer together the better. Don’t worry if some of the ribbons extend over the top of the tape; you can trim them later.
4. This job is for you: Lay another piece of masking tape on top of the first one, sticky side down, leaving a little extra for taping it around your child’s waist. Trim off ribbons that stick up above the waistband and the hem, if you like.
5. Now help your child dress up, using another piece of masking tape to keep the skirt on, if necessary. If you peel or cut it carefully when she gets undressed, it will be ready to wear another day.