make a homemade halloween costume in 4 simple steps
Friend of Ricki Ruth Kaiser: Calling all Super Heroes, Royalty, Pirates, Vampires, Rock Stars and Hippy hold outs. Have We Got a Cape for You!
I write this as we approach one of my favorite holidays of the year, Halloween. But THE thing that has always made me love Halloween seems to be rapidly becoming a thing of the past. When I was growing up (the dark ages) we always made our Halloween costumes. Not just my family with the hippy dippy, artsy mom, but everybody. It was an era when gifts and decorations and costumes were all home made.
I’m not going to get on a soap box about how we should all return to the days when a costume brought a child pride because every pipe cleaner, flash of glitter and glue covered piece of foil was applied by their own hand. But if I did, it would be one really sparkly, decorated soap box.
So, if you have a cape wearing toddler in your house, here’s a way to quickly have capes a plenty.
1. Go to a thrift store and buy large adult shirts with button collars.
2. Grab your scissors and follow along.
From preschool to high school, Ruth Kaiser is a lifelong educator/artist and owner of a chain of preschools through out the San Francisco area. The mother of three grown up kids, Ruth is also author of A Smiley Book of Colors [Random House] and founder of SpontaneousSmiley.com, an online art project where people worldwide share photos of smiley faces they find in everyday objects. Connect with Ruth on Facebook and Twitter.