We finally decided to let our kids attend a local church's halloween party.
That means that costumes are in order. Bennet insists on being a turkey. (If you know him, you're so not surprised). Apron Queen's Reviews is having a challenge which involves doing the chicken dance. You know where this is going....
Here's how we made this really last-minute costume:
Tail: A red and orange shirt, torn into strips and tied around a piece of elastic that then is pinned to orange shorts
Head: A piece cut from a red felted sweater and sewn into a curve above the face-hole (which was already ripped in the sweater. A felt beak sewed on, as well as a strip of red fabric for the over-the-beak thingy. A love red hanging-thingy out of the same sweater, just a long strip cut, sewed and turned. Google eyes glued on.
Wings: Two wing-like shapes cut from same felted sweater and pinned on to an orange tee shirt.
Legs: Red tights borrowed from the box for when Lisel gets older.
The great thing about pre-schoolers is that they don't mind (or know) if it's totally dorky!
I still have to make unicorn and kitty costumes for the girls. Matt will be lucky if he gets to dress up, it's a good thing he's too young to care!