The kids wanted to go as Star Trek TOS officers for a 60s/70s costume party we attended; the 4yo was Spock while the 7yo wanted to be Uhura (“because her skin colour is the closest to mine”. Indeed.) . The design of these costumes is quite simple, almost pyjama-like. Quick to sew with a serger, and probably also with zigzag stitches on a sewing machine; sure beats shopping around for red and blue turtlenecks in the right size! These costumes were made mainly for one evening, so they are quite slapdash – no hems, no finishing, and the threads don’t match the fabric colour. 🙂
Mermaid off port bow! This was a summer project we did while vacationing in Maine: a mermaid tail from swimwear.
Brainwave when I saw the filler eggs at Shopper’s — why not fill a couple special eggs with fluffy chickies? I had visions of the little ones running around cheeping with these long after the candy was gone.
Here is a fun way to teach practical addition, subtraction and simple multiplication, and build familiarity with currency: making your own supermarket. It also makes for a fun evening activity as the kids are involved in making the props.
This is an quick-to-put-together costume of an “Indian Princess”. It requires sewing in only one spot, and this can easily be done by hand. I put it together for my 6 year old for a community New Year’s party with a Western theme. Continue reading Easy Indian Princess outfit