How to Make a Crayon Costume

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How to Make a Crayon Costume
A crayon costume is simple and fun. (Crayon Tips image by Vanessa van Rensburg from Fotolia.com)

A crayon costume is a simple costume that you can easily make at home. All it takes is some coloured and black felt and some black clothing. This costume takes little time to create and is a great last-minute group costume. The more people you have dressed up as crayons the more interesting the costumes look. A crayon costume is also a fun family costume idea. This project will take about one hour to complete.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 1 to 2 yards of felt (depending on whether the costume is for an adult or child)
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Craft glue
  • Black felt
  • Cardboard
  • Velcro
  • Black long sleeve shirt
  • Black tights or trousers
  • Black shoes

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure around the person's body. Cut the coloured felt to 2 inches longer than this body measurement.

  2. 2

    Sew or glue the felt together to make one large tube shape. Cut a slit in the back of the costume so you can fit it over the person's head. You may also need to add a slit to the knees so the person can walk.

  3. 3

    Add a small strip of Velcro to both sides of the back slit in the costume to hold the slit closed. The costume should sit just under the armpits.

  4. 4

    Cut out large felt letters from the black felt. You can either use the word "crayon" or "Crayola." You can also glue the colour name to the felt. Glue the letters in place with craft glue. Add a 2-inch wide strip of black felt about 4 inches from the top and bottom edges of the costume to simulate the wrapper.

  5. 5

    Make a triangle cone hat to place on top of the person's head. Cover it in the coloured felt to make the tip of the crayon. Add a piece of elastic to place under the person's chin to keep the hat from falling off.

  6. 6

    Put on a black long sleeve shirt, black tights or trousers and black shoes under the crayon costume. Put on the costume, then add the hat on top.

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