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Child's Play Quick and Easy Costumes

Child's Play Quick and Easy Costumes

by Leslie Hamilton
     
 
With Child's Play: Quick and Easy Costumes for Special Occasions and Everyday Play, author Leslie Hamilton has provided the definitive guide for creating safe, easy, and imaginative children's costumes. From a rock star to a washing machine, Hamilton offers loads of creative costume ideas that are easy to design and will delight your child.

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Overview

With Child's Play: Quick and Easy Costumes for Special Occasions and Everyday Play, author Leslie Hamilton has provided the definitive guide for creating safe, easy, and imaginative children's costumes. From a rock star to a washing machine, Hamilton offers loads of creative costume ideas that are easy to design and will delight your child.

Who knew that costume design could be so effortless? With easy-to-read, easy-to-follow instructions Child's Play makes it possible for even the most domestically-challenged parent to create more 70 fabulous costumes. Also included are activities and games devised to engage your child's imagination before, during and after the costume-making process.

Best of all, the imaginative yet simple costumes outlined in chapters like: No-Sew Costumes, Paper Bag Costumes, and Fabric Costumes call for costume supplies that can be found around the house and any specialty items like fabric, jewelry, and masks, which you may want to buy, can be recycled again and again as your children's tastes change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517881736
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/26/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.65(d)

Read an Excerpt

THE MUMMY

Tear an old white sheet into strips 2-4 inches wide. With child wearing a white or light gray sweat suit, wrap arms, legs and torso with strips. Use safety pins (or a stitch or two) to fasten ends to sweat suit. Leave some ends straggly. Wrap top of head with one or more long strips. White makeup with dark circles under of around the eyes completes the look. For small children, use rolls of gauze instead of sheet strips.

Meet the Author

Leslie Hamilton has worked with children in preschools, elementary schools, and scouting.  She is also the author of Child's Play: 200 Instant Crafts and Activities for Pre-schoolers and Child's Play 6-12.

Ms. Hamilton lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two children

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