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Jack In The Box

Contest Photo by: Blair91375
Surfside Beach, SC
Category: Creative Creatures

Brief Description:

My 4 year old son, Pierce loves being the "Jack In The Box"! He loves to turn his crank and yell surprise! He doesn't let autism stop him from acting out his costume and smiling and being absolutely sociable. It gives him a opportunity to relate with others and laugh! I hope everyone enjoys looking at his costume as much as he loves wearing it and as I did making it! Happy Halloween!


I used form board to make the actual box.I bought felt,cut and covered each side with a differnt color along with adding ric rac edging.I bought the handpuppets that had to be laced together so I added those along with felt lettering of each animals name.The crank is PVC piping painted red and it actually turns!His hat was a kids mardi gras hat. His costume was an old clowns so I added purple extensions to sleeves and ankles and red collar and shoe covers with pom poms so it all matched his hat!

Time to Create:

Overall almost every night for 3 weeks.
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