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.)
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.)
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
Lady Bug Placard
Black sweatshirt and sweatpants,
felt: 1/2 yard red felt,
1/2 yard black felt,
black acrylic paint, paintbrush,
two 1-1/2" styrofoam balls,
2 black pipe cleaners
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.
Instructions: (See basic
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.
Black sweatshirt and sweatpants,
metallic copper acrylic paint,
dimensional fabric paint writers: black, dark copper,
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
tan sweatshirt and sweatpants,
dimensional fabric paint writers in assorted bright colors.
two cardboard circles. Cut matching circles from felt; glue to cardboard.
Use paint writers to paint "sprinkles". Let dry. Follow basic placard
Red Apple Placard
Red sweatshirt and sweatpants,
felt: 1/2 yard red felt, 1 green felt square, 1 white felt square,
2 tan pipe cleaners
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.