Add a brown fluffy scarf for a cuddly little teddy bear.
If your little guy is as cuddly as a teddy bear, why not dress him up like one for Halloween? If Halloween is still months away, the costume will still be great for make-believe any day of the week. You don't have to break the bank by picking out a costume from a specialty store. You can make your teddy bear costume at home, even if you have two left thumbs at sewing.
1Cut out two half-circle shapes from a piece of dark brown felt. Cut out two smaller half-circles from a lighter brown felt and glue one in the center of each of the larger felt shapes. You now have a pair of teddy bear ears.
2Lay a brown, hooded sweatshirt flat, with the hood in front of you and pin the ears to the left and right of the hood near the top. Sew these in place to attach the teddy bear ears.
3Remove the tail from a scraggly old teddy bear and pin it to the back seat of a pair of brown track pants or leggings. Sew the tail in place. If there aren't any teddy bears destined for the trash, pick up a brown pom pom from the craft store and sew it in place, instead.
4Lay out a pair of dark brown gloves or mittens, and cut two light brown felt circles that are each about the size of the palms of the gloves. Glue the felt to the center of the gloves.
5Pick up a pair of bear-foot slippers. If you can't find any, make your own. Start with a pair of fuzzy brown slippers. Cut 10 little triangle shapes from the dark brown felt. Roll each of the little triangles into cone shapes, pin five along the front of one slipper and five along the front of the other. Sew a few stitches through each cone to attach the bear “claws.” You can do the same with the gloves, but the claws may get in the way.
6Draw a light brown snout on your little guy's face with face paint. Start at the bottom of the chin to half-way up the nose. The shape should resemble an oval with the sides pulled in slightly at the mouth. Use dark brown face paint to make a nose on the end of your kiddo's nose.
- If you don't have a hooded sweater, glue the ears onto a brown headband to use instead.Make him a mask if you'd rather skip the face paint. Color a paper plate with brown paint, cut out the eye holes and add two construction paper ears. Draw the rest of the face with markers and make two holes to attach an elastic string. Voila -- a teddy bear mask.
Things You'll Need
- Dark brown felt
- Light brown felt
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Brown hooded sweatshirt
- Old teddy bear or brown pom pom
- Brown track pants or leggings
- Dark brown gloves or mittens
- Bear foot slippers (or fuzzy brown slippers)
- Sewing needle and thread
- Light and dark brown face paint