No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Kids

Explore 958 projects, 413 articles, 175 galleries, 483 videos, and more

MORE

Roast Turkey Costume

Steps:10
Materials
  • Muslin fabric
  • Pencil
  • Roast turkey template
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Cotton stuffing (acrylic or plastic bags also work)
  • One 6- to 8-inch piece of Velcro
  • Acrylic paint (light brown, darker brown, yellows, beige, and orange)
  • Lace trim
  • Sponge paintbrush
  • Old toothbrush
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Silk flowers
  • Fake vegetables
  • 1/2 yard 1-inch-thick foam
  • 1/2 yard pant weight fabric
expand

Shadow Puppets

Steps:9
This craft is easy and fun plus it's a great way to entertain young children!
Materials
  • Polar bear
  • Muskox puppet templates
  • Black construction paper or card stock
  • Self-adhesive laminating sheets
  • Brightly colored ballpoint pen
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Screw punch
  • Adhesive Velcro tape
  • Small scrapbooking brads
  • Tape
  • Alligator clips with crimp connectors
  • Bamboo skewers
expand

Crafting for Spring

expand

Goldfish Costume

Steps:2
A first costume should be as cute and cuddly as the wearer, and one made of feathers, wool, even scales, when sewn in quilted felt, will be just that. Use the simple soft designs here to ensure that your little one is adorable in her new skin.
Materials
  • 60-inch-long piece of kraft paper
  • 1 1/2 yards of orange wool felt
  • 1 yard of 1/4-inch-thick polyurethane foam or one bag of wool-blanket batting
  • 4 sets of Velcro fastener dots, 1/2 yard of pink wool felt
  • White craft glue
  • Goldfish costume template
expand

Scary Window Silhouettes

Steps:3
Instead of buying plastic pumpkins and inflatable skeletons, try this simple project.
Materials
  • White letter-size paper
  • Transparency film, for plain-paper copiers
  • Photocopy machine
  • Double-sided transparent tape
  • Fluttering bat template
  • Fraidy cat template
  • Hissing cat template
  • Jack-o'-lantern template
  • Wicked witch template
expand

Lamb Costume

Steps:2
A first costume should be as cute and cuddly as the wearer, and one made of feathers, wool, even scales, when sewn in quilted felt, will be just that. Use the simple soft designs here to ensure that your little one is adorable in her new skin.
Materials
  • 1 sleeveless white leotard
  • Two 20-by-35-inch pieces of wool-blanket batting
  • 8-by-10-inch pieces of wool felt in black and taupe
  • A white cotton knit cap
  • White craft glue
  • Iron
  • Ear template
expand

Chicken Costume

Steps:2
A first costume should be as cute and cuddly as the wearer, and one made of feathers, wool, even scales, when sewn in quilted felt, will be just that. 
Materials
  • Comb & Ear templatesDownload the PDF
  • 2 white long-sleeved leotards
  • One bag of loose wool batting
  • 2 heavyweight white feather boas
  • Safety pins
  • Two 8-by-10-inch pieces of red wool felt
  • White pilot's cap
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Yellow rubber gloves
  • Sneakers with a heel tab
expand

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement