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Drama Queens & Kings

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child

Skill for Bub: Muscle Builder, Just for fun, Mind Builder

summary:

Create homemade costumes for an afternoon of pretend play

A superhero, a princess, a construction worker…children love to dress up in costumes, walk around in big shoes, and play make believe. Rather than invest in fancy store-bought costumes, use old clothes and household items to create a pretend-play wardrobe to help develop your little one’s imagination.

Superhero

If your child is crazy over capes, sew a large button and button hole onto the corners of a small bath towel, or pillow case and viola! Your caped crusader is ready to save the day.

Princess

An old silk slip, costume jewelry, and a bit of tulle is all you need to create a costume fit for a queen. Shorten the slip so that your child doesn’t trip by cutting off the bottom. Use the extra silk fabric to make an authentic looking princess hat. Glue the silk around a paper birthday hat. Then staple the tulle to the top of the hat to create a train.

Construction Worker

Calling all prospective builders: Outfit your child in a white t-shirt, a pair of overalls, and a “tool” belt. A plastic strainer becomes a construction hat!

Brown-Bag Costumes

Transform a grocery bag into an instant costume by cutting out holes for your child’s head and arms. Help your child colour clothing, buttons, and jewelry down the front.