Monday, 14 July 2008

Need concert costumes? Paper and cardboard will do.

When you have a budget to meet creating costumes for your children's school concert, what can you do about it?

The kindergarten my children attended, charged RM50 for costumes required for year end concerts. Most of these creations are not suitable for street wear when they were returned to them after the event.

I have volunteered to create chef hats out of "mahjong" paper and wings of parrots out of plastic bags for children performing "Burung Kakak Tua". It is a pity I did not have any pictures of these to post on my blog but you can be be inspired by Ennio Marchetto.

At Instructables, you will be able to find a few costumes to create for your children for concerts or for some fun at home.

Explore using other kind of scrap materials. For more ideas, do a search on the web for "diy costumes for kids" or "diy (?) costumes". Type in the material you intend to use where the "?" is or go to the local library to find such books in the craft sections.

Here are some websites I have discovered:

Make Your Own Costumes, Masks and Face Paint on Squidoo

Costumes at

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