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Baby carrier costume: Pineapple

The hot tropical sun isn't far away with this bright getup. The best part? The costume will grow with your child, easily altered for a toddler.

You’ll need
scissors
yellow fabric
white fabric paint
two shades of green felt
glue gun
infant headband
yellow infant clothing
adult-sized Hawaiian shirt

For the pineapple
Cut a piece of yellow fabric that’s large enough to cover the carrier. Using white fabric paint, draw diagonal lines to create a diamond pattern. Let dry, about four hours. For the pineapple crown, cut a variety of leaf shapes out of two shades of green felt. Glue them onto the front of the headband. Dress your baby all in yellow.

For the tourist
Wear the loudest Hawaiian shirt you can find. Attach the fabric pineapple tightly around the carrier before putting it on.

baby carrier costume

Photo: Roberto Caruso

To make for a toddler
Fold over top and bottom edges and secure with fabric glue. Make into a tube by applying fabric glue to one unfinished edge and lay opposite edge on top. Add elastic shoulder straps with glue gun.

A version of this article appeared in our October 2015 issue with the headline “Double the fun,” p. 90-5.

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