Glue & Go Costumes for Kids: Super-Duper Designs with Everyday Materials

Glue & Go Costumes for Kids: Super-Duper Designs with Everyday Materials

by Holly Cleeland
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

With readily available supplies and basic tools such as scissors and a glue gun, you can create unique, oversize, eye-catching costumes. You won’t believe how simple it is to transform a kid into corn on the cob, a cupcake, pencil, racecar, monster, basket of flowers, birdhouse, hot air balloon, plate of bacon and eggs, or other unforgettable disguise. These 28

Overview

With readily available supplies and basic tools such as scissors and a glue gun, you can create unique, oversize, eye-catching costumes. You won’t believe how simple it is to transform a kid into corn on the cob, a cupcake, pencil, racecar, monster, basket of flowers, birdhouse, hot air balloon, plate of bacon and eggs, or other unforgettable disguise. These 28 clever ideas are showcased in fabulous full-color photographs and are made with easy-to-find materials, including plastic cups and plates, cardboard boxes, fabric and foam core. A fantastic resource for teachers, librarians, and parents.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Hallowe'en costumes are not what they were—hoboes are now the homeless, gypsies are Travelers, Indian chiefs are Native Americans. It is time to abandon stereotypes and find new models for costumes from—where else?—consumerism and technology. Plans in this construction manual range from the pretty (cupcake, basket of flowers, heart-shaped box of candy) to the amusing (bacon and eggs, a cyclops, an ear of corn), and the technological (cell phone, racing car, speedboat). The title, however, is a bit misleading: no one will be ready to "go" after half-an-hour of gluing. Lists of tools include adults-only hot glue guns, craft knives, wire cutters, and drills. One costume, can need as many as 28 materials, and tips on where to buy them suggest that money will be spent. Full-page color photos show the unusual finished products, while the text includes step-by-step directions and drawings of the tricky parts. Warning: these costumes cannot be made by younger children; even teens will probably have trouble with them. The author, an artist with a costumer mother, has more experience than most parents, who will need to spend a good deal of time and labor on each one. But if Mom and Dad are willing to undertake the project, it could be great fun to dress for a party as a red and white box of popcorn or a bright blue octopus, as well as satisfying for the creators. Just be sure to read the introduction! 2004, Sterling, Ages 16 to adult parent.
—Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806992839
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >