Trick or treat! Here with some tricks to dress-up your little treat!
- Black trash bag, newspaper
- Dowel stick
- Styrofoam sphere or cone
- Thin rope or string
- Tall, white socks or yellow or pink tights
- Feather duster
- Collage material: bird's eyes, beak & jockey's number
- Pair of socks stuffed with newspaper stuffed into a pair of sneakers
- Safety pins
- Colored foam sheets
Step into a black garbage bag (cutting leg holes)- stuff the bag with newspaper and fasten around waist with a rope, tape or a belt. This is the ostrich body.
Next, using a dowel stick, create a neck sticking out from the body. At the end of the stick- make the bird's head (using styrofoam ball decorated with eyes, beak). Attach reins to the bird's head for "jockey" to maneuver.
Add a feather duster for a tail.
Now, dress the child in a sporting jersey with a racing number attached to shirt.
Attach fake, short legs to either side of the child's waist for the jockey's legs by stuffing a pair of socks, wrapping the top part in fabric to look like shorts and stuffing the sock into a pair of sneakers. Attach to the child's waist with a safety pin.
The child's real legs are the ostrich legs so dress them in tall white socks or pink or yellow tights. You can add bird feet by cutting two triangles out of colored foam sheets and cutting a notch to fit around ankle so the ostrich feet lay on top of the child's shoes.
Shoe that Stepped in Bubble Gum
- Pink clothes and pink hat (preferably all one shade
- An old shoe (I love using bridesmaid heel -- they're always shiny and bright!)
- Glue gun
Dress all in pink from head to toe.
Have an adult attach the shoe to the top of a pink hat.
Get dressed in pink and Voilá!
Mini Golf Windmill
- Large sheets of cardboard or poster board
- Bike Helmet
- 6" dowel stick
- 2 wooden wheels that fit securely on to dowel stick
- Glue gun
- Golf club and golf ball
Cut two same-sized large triangles from the cardboard. You want the shapes to be long enough to cover from the child's shoulders to mid-shin. Lop off the point of the triangle.
Paint the "triangles" (the base of your windmill) a color of your choice. Cut two holes in each piece at the top and string ribbon through so the child can wear the pieces like a sandwich board over the shoulders. For extra security, you may wish to cut holes in the sides and do the same around the waist.
From another sheet of large cardboard or heavy poster board (or foam core), cut out the windmill blades. Think of the shape of a symmetrical, squared "Y" or a squared-off, three-petal flower! Cut a small hole in the middle just the size to fit the dowel stick through.
Glue one of the wooden wheels in place at the end of the wooden dowel stick. When it's dry, glue gun that end to the front of the bike helmet. This is the rod from which the windmill blades will spin. Attach the windmill's blades. Secure in place with the second wooden wheel. Give it a spin. Adjust the hole so that the blades can spin easily.