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

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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 ...
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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.
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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806992839
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Projects
Artist's Palette 8
Bacon and Eggs 10
Birdhouse 13
Black Widow Spider 16
Cell Phone 18
Corn on the Cob 21
Cupcake 23
Cyclops 25
Fangs and Claws 29
Fireworks 32
Basket of Flowers 35
Frankenstein's Monster 37
Heart Box of Candy 41
Hot Air Balloon 44
Lemonade Stand 47
Lobster 50
Octopus 53
Paper Airplane 57
Pencil 62
Piggy Bank 65
Popcorn 68
Race Car 71
Snowflake 76
Plate of Spaghetti 78
Speedboat 81
Tic Tac Toe 84
Witch on Broom 87
Lollipops and Sugar Sticks 90
About the Author 95
Index 96
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2005

    Very Creative, A New Twist

    This is fun and a new twist on making kids costumes from materials that you would not think of. The author has come up with some fun themes. Many of the costumes would be great for special events and birthdays. They could even be used as center pieces at parties. A creative spring board for any parent who wants their child to stand out from the rest!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2004

    What an artist

    Our family has known Ms. Cleeland for many years in fact she dressed our son in her costumes and he always won first place. You will enjoy all her ideas, but most of all you will find them simple to do. You will have a bunch of fun making the costumes and most of all your kids will love wearing them.

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