Wednesday, August 16, 2017

'Put Me In the Zoo' Costume

I randomly had an idea for a simple, literature-based costume for a preschooler based on Robert Lopshire's classic, "Put Me in the Zoo." Now that my niece lives out of state, I don't have any local preschoolers in my life. So I made the costume, brought it to Bandon, and hoped that Allison would model it for me. She did, though I had to snap photos very quickly. Look how cute she is!


And speaking of cute, here is Trevor reading the book to my godson (my cousin Tim's son), Teagan. 



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Put Me in the Zoo Costume


Materials:

  • yellow t-shirt (I used an adult medium for 4-year old Allison)
  • newspaper
  • acrylic paint (red, orange, green, blue, purple)
  • large spouncer
  • q-tips
  • yellow headband
  • yellow felt
  • scissors
  • hot glue

Steps:


1. Put newspaper in the t-shirt so that the paint does not soak through from one side to the other. 

2. Use the spouncer to make painted circles all over the t-shirt. I did one color at a time, leaving spaces between them. 


3. Use a q-tip to fill in any circles that are not perfect. 


4. While the shirt is drying, cut ears from felt and glue them to the headband.

5. Turn the dry t-shirt over and add spots to the back. 


This simple costume is adorable as is, but you can add extra details if you want. Consider making a felt tail, or using facepaint to add a little black nose. So cute!


2 comments:

  1. Your "Put Me in the Zoo" costume is absolutely adorable! And what a cute model you had, too. Thanks for sharing the instructions on how to make it, too. And I LOVED seeing the photo of Trevor reading to your godson! Just precious! Have a great Wednesday, Cindy!!!!!

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  2. Sooooooooooooooooo cute!!!! And she looks adorable in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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