Video:How to Make an Easy Butterfly and Caterpillar Costumewith Christina Gavenda
You don’t need to invest a lot of time and money into Halloween costumes. Learn how to make a homemade butterfly or caterpillar costume for your little one.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make an Easy Butterfly and Caterpillar Costume
Hi, My name is Christina Gavenda today. Today I will be showing you how to make an easy butterfly and caterpillar costume.This is such a fun idea! You don’t need to invest hours of time and lots of money into a butterfly or caterpillar costume for your little one.
For the Butterfly Costume, You'll Need:
- 2 Stove pipes
- Large poster board
Paint Butterfly Wings and Attach to Costume
Draw butterfly wings on the poster board in pencil. Draw the designs of the wings, cut them out, and then paint them using acrylic paint. Punch a couple of holes in the wings to run the yarn through. Use a yarn that blends in with your kid’s clothing to attach the wings to their back. Have the yarn coming over their shoulders, crossing and then tie it together to keep the wings from falling off. Have the child wear an all black outfit to mimic the black body of a butterfly.
For the antennae, cut both stove pips in half. Curl the end of two stove pipes with a stem coming out, curl the other two stove pipes completely. Wrap the base of the pips around the headband. To finish the costume, you can add butterfly style face paint.
For the Caterpillar Costume, You'll Need:
- Three pairs of tights
- Paper towels to stuff the rings
- Acrylic paint
- Two different colors of pipe
For the caterpillar rings, cut legs off of tights and fill them with the paper towels. Use acrylic paint to make each ring a different color. Allow the paint to dry for several hours.
Complete the Costume with Antennae
For the antennae, cut two stove pips in half. Curl the end of two stove pipes with a stem coming out, curl the other two stove pipes completely. Wrap the stove pipes around the headband. Wrap the tights around your child, and pin them together and in place. Be sure to use safety or diaper pins for this. To finish this costume you can add caterpillar style face paint.
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