We love pretend play! My kids can happily spend hours imagining and playing together and I love to see what scenarios they come up with. They also love dressing up so we were excited that Sprout sent us some craft supplies to use to make our own costumes in honor of the new season of The Chica Show!
They sent us a box of supplies and instruction cards and the kids (and their Nana) used them to come up with their own version of a pirate, a scientist, and a super hero!
No Sew Scientist Costume
Adult size white v neck T shirt
Washi tape (optional)
Glitter glue (optional)
This is such an easy costume to make! Just cut down the front of the T shirt to make a lab jacket and hot glue the CD sleeves to the front to create pockets.
If you want to glam it up a little bit like my 7 year old did then you can add washi tape to the pockets and glitter glue onto the neck of the coat and the front of the goggles!
No Sew Pirate Costume
Red sweat shorts or cotton shorts
White t shirt
Eye patch or black felt and ribbon
Arrgh matey! To make the pirate costume cut the hem off the bottom of the shorts and cut zig zag pattern across the bottom. Put on the shorts and white T shirt and tie the scarf around as a belt. Add the hat, eye patch and sword and you’re all set. If you don’t have an eye patch cut the felt into a circle and tie black round to it.
No Sew Super Hero Costume
1 yard of fabric
3 yards of ribbon (we liked the 3/4 inch)
Use chalk to draw a semi-circle along the top of the fabric (fold in half to make it symmetical) and cut out to form a cape shape. Cut a 3 inch strip of felt for the collar and hot glue one edge to the middle of the cape. Lay the ribbon down in the middle of the felt and glue the other edge of the felt strip down over it.
You can also cut out a shape from the felt for the back of the cape, my 3 year old has a yellow sun. Make the mask by cutting a peanut shape out of the felt and punch holes at each end. Then tie a piece of elastic to it and put everything on!
The kids had tons of fun playing dress up and pretend with their grandparents when they were here and I know we will get a lot of use out of these costumes!
It’s time to get up and play, mom! Sprout, the 24-hour preschool channel parents and kids share together, is launching The Chica Show Season 2, which includes all new ways for you and your little ones to “dress up and play.” You can also check out the Sprout Pinterest board & The Chica Show activity page for more fun ideas to do with your kiddos.
Make sure to check out all new episodes of The Chica Show, starting July 29, 2013!
Disclosure: Sprout was kind enough to send us some craft supplies, but in no other way sponsored this post. All opinions are my own.