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November 24, 2017


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Placard Costumes

 

ladybug costumeMaterials:

cardboard,
pencil, ruler, scissors,
2 yards of 1/2" wide grosgrain ribbon to match sweatshirt (for all pattern variations except ladybug),
24" strip of VELCRO® brand STICKY BACK® tape,
(The ladybug costume requires black STICKY BACK® tape.)

 

Instructions

Cut out two 15" to 18" circles of cardboard for Penny, Cookie, and Apple Costumes, depending on size of child. Cut out one circle for Ladybug Costume. (See individual instructions for decorating placards.)

For suspender to hold up placard, cut out four 18" strips of grosgrain ribbon and four 6" strips of STICKY BACK® tape. Glue down one end of each 18" ribbon strip to the wrong side of one circle, placing one ribbon on each side of the top of placard for shoulder straps, and one on each side of the placard for underarm straps. Separate the STICKY BACK® tape. Attach four loop halves of the 6" strips of STICKY BACK® brand tape to the free end of the four ribbons. Attach the other four hook halves of the STICKY BACK® tape to the wrong side of the second circle, extending each 6" strip from the outer edge of the circle towards the center, at corresponding ribbon placement markings on the top and sides of the circle. Place placard on child; adjust to fit. Press the STICKY BACK® strips together to create suspenders and underarm straps, and to secure the placard in place.


Lady Bug Placard

Additional Material:
Black sweatshirt and sweatpants,
felt: 1/2 yard red felt,
1/2 yard black felt,
craft glue,
black acrylic paint, paintbrush,
two 1-1/2" styrofoam balls,
2 black pipe cleaners

Instructions:

Cut out one cardboard circle. Cut matching circle from red felt; glue to cardboard. Cut 3" circles from black felt for spots; glue to red felt. Dress child in sweatshirt and sweatpants. Cut the STICKY BACK® tape into four 6" pieces. Separate STICKY BACK® tape. Adhere one end of each of two hook sides of the STICKY BACK® tape to the inside top of the circle in the shoulder area to begin making the shoulder straps. Adhere the corresponding loop halves of the tape to the sweatshirt over each shoulder. Position the ladybug placard in place on the child, and press the two halves of the STICKY BACK® tape together over the shoulders. Adhere one end of the hook halves of the remaining two 6" pieces of STICKY BACK® tape to the inside of the placard in the child's waistline area. Adhere the two remaining loop halves of the STICKY BACK® tape to the sweat shirt, one on each side near the waist. Position placard, and press the two halves of the STICKY BACK® tape together.

Hood Instructions: (See basic hood pattern.)
Enlarge hood pattern as necessary to fit child. Cut 2 hood sections from black felt. Pin and stitch back curved edge in 1/4" seam; clip curves. Turn right side out. Cut tape into 2 equal pieces or use two coins; separate halves. Attach 2 hook sections, side by side, to outside of right neck edge where indicated on pattern. Attach 2 loop sections to inside of left neck edge in same manner to form closure under the chin. Paint balls black; let dry. Coat one end of each pipe cleaner with glue; push into balls to make antennae. Use tip of scissors to make 2 holes in top of hood; insert other ends of antennae into holes. Secure pipe cleaners with glue on the inside. Let dry.

Penny CostumePenny Placard

Additional Material:
Black sweatshirt and sweatpants,
metallic copper acrylic paint,
dimensional fabric paint writers: black, dark copper,
paint brushes

Instructions:
Cut two cardboard circles and paint both circles copper. Use paint writers to draw face, numbers and details. Let dry. Follow basic placard instructions.

 

Sprinkle Cookie Placard

Additional Material:
tan sweatshirt and sweatpants,
tan felt,
dimensional fabric paint writers in assorted bright colors.

Apple CostumeInstructions:
Cut two cardboard circles. Cut matching circles from felt; glue to cardboard. Use paint writers to paint "sprinkles". Let dry. Follow basic placard instructions.

 

 

Red Apple Placard

Additional Material:
Red sweatshirt and sweatpants,
felt: 1/2 yard red felt, 1 green felt square, 1 white felt square,
craft glue,
2 tan pipe cleaners

Instructions:
Cut two cardboard circles. Cut matching circles from red felt; glue to cardboard. Cut curved rectangle from white felt for highlight. glue to red felt. Follow basic placard instructions. Hood: make basic hood (see pattern and instruction) from red felt. Twist pipe cleaners together to make stem. Cut 2 leaf shapes from green felt. Glue leaves together, catching stem between. Use tip of scissors to make hole in top of hood; insert stem into hole. Secure bottom of stem in place on the inside of the hood with craft glue. Let dry.

 

Designed by Robin Tarnoff for Velcro USA Inc.

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