Showing posts with label costume. Show all posts
Showing posts with label costume. Show all posts

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Foam Dragon Feet

Every little boy I have ever met loves dragons.  Let's face it, dragons are cool.  My son wanted a dragon-themed birthday party this year, so I thought I'd make some dragon feet for him to stomp around the house in.  These foam dragon feet are SUPER easy to make.

You Will Need:

  • 2 same-colored sheets of craft foam 
  • 1 sheet of white craft foam
  • Scissors
  • A pencil
  • A glue gun & glue
  • A cup or something round to trace
How to Make Your Dragon Feet:
  1. Using your pencil, draw a dragon foot shape on your colored foam.
  2. Cut out your foot and trace around it on your other sheet of colored foam.
  3. Trace around the bottom of the cup where the dragon's foot would meet its leg and cut the circle out.
  4. Cut out 6 triangles out of the white foam (these will be the claws).
  5. Using a glue gun, glue the claws to the foot.  
  6. Put the feet on around the ankles and have fun.  (You might need to tape the foam foot to the child's actual feet so that they don't spin around.)

Bud had a blast running around the house like a big, scary dragon.  

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Statue of Liberty Headbands

Happy 4th of July!  We have been getting ready for tomorrow by making paper chain decorations and interchangeable flowers for the girls' flip flops.  Although the kids had fun helping me, the Statue of Liberty headbands were the big hit of the day.  They are so easy to make.

All you need is a headband and a 4 x 6 piece of green foam.  Cut the foam into a crown shape (pictured above).  

Cut slits in the bottom of the crown and pull the triangles through.  Slide the headband through the opening created and you're done.  Could that be any easier to make?

If you would like a larger sized crown, check out the template here on  It's perfect for adults!

Once they put them on, my girls ran around the house posing like the Statue of Liberty.  I love how excited kids get over the simplest things.

What are your favorite things to wear on the 4th of July?

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Harry Potter Party Decorations

If you need some tips and pictures to help you put together your own Harry Potter party you have come to the right place.  Let me walk you through Diagon Alley, The Great Hall, Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom, and more.

After coming in through platform 9 3/4 my Harry Potter you would arrive at Honeydukes where you could grab a quick treat before entering Diagon Alley.

Walking through Diagon Alley you could visit Olivander's, perhaps pick up a copy of the Daily Prophet, or admire the broomsticks.  

Time for dinner in The Great Hall.

The sorting hat.  I simply pinned some brown fabric over a witch hat.

You would either be sorted into either Gryffindor or Slytherin.  Here is the Slytherin table.

The Gryffindor table.

Candles and owls hung in the sky.  I used little tea candles (look for them around Christmas time).  I made the owls using fleece, felt, a Sharpie, tacky glue, and batting for stuffing.  My children adore those little owls!

They looked cute during the day...

But at night they looked amazing!

Why is it everything looks better at night?

In the kitchen there were some cook books.

If you get lucky, you may even spot a house elf.

The banquet table.

Owls and candles everywhere (cheap and cute!).

Time to explore Hogwarts castle.

Here is the moving staircase complete with a Hogwarts crest and teacher portraits.

If you head upstairs you would find Gryffindor common room.  Password?

In the Prefect's Bathroom there was a mermaid on the mirror (sorry it's hard to see).  I traced a mermaid with Sharpie markers onto Saran Wrap.

Here's the egg that Harry got from the dragon.  I used a paper mache egg from Hobby Lobby, painted it with gold acrylic paint, and hot glued on the gemstones.  I then filled a vase with fish tank pebbles and set the egg on top.

It's hard to see, but the tub was full of bubble bath and glow sticks.

Ooh!  Aah!  I also brought a bubble machine so that bubbles would fall around anyone using the bathroom.

Outside you would find Herbology class.

Down in the charms class we had feathers flying all over the room.

In Charm's class we had an Alohamora Horcrux Hunt.  Check it out HERE.

Here's the little library.

There was a crackling fireplace with floo powder (Fun Dip) sitting in a bowl next to it.  Click HERE if you would like to use the same fireplace video for your party.

Meanwhile, near Moaning Myrtle's bathroom...

Hermione must have been working on some polyjuice potion.

Snakes everywhere!

A little surprise for those who needed to use the toilet.

Last, but not least, in the dungeon we find potion's class.

Come on down.

Snape really needs to tidy up.

Once the lights were turned down and the black light was turned on everything looked amazing!

I hope you enjoyed your walk through Hogwarts.

Now, I am going to flood you with links to all of the printables.  Your printer might be disgruntled by the time you're done.

Click here for:
Book Covers from Sisters, Sisters
I Solemnly Swear that I am Up to Know Good Printable from Sugar Tot Designs
Party Station Signs from My Cotton Creations
Potions Printables from Over the Big Moon
Potions Printables from visualizeus
Wanted Posters from Just Sweet and Simple (I had these scattered all over the house.  You will love them!)  

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