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Peapod Costume

Bright and green — you'll love this sweet pea! A zip-up hoodie and matching pants are the base for this peapod costume.

peapod costume

Photography: Shanna Sullivan

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

This costume idea comes from our friends at Primary.com. Kids clothes, a hoodie, or a matching pair of green pajamas all work as the base for this outfit — simply add painted styrofoam balls as the peas.

materials

  • Green hoodie (Pictured: Primary The Hoodie, in Grass, $20, primary.com)

  • Dark green long-sleeve top (Pictured: Primary The Long Sleeve Classic Tee, in Spruce, $10, primary.com)

  • Green pants (Pictured: Primary The Sweatpant, in Grass, $20, primary.com)

  • Styrofoam balls

  • Light green craft paint (Pictured: Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint, in Snow Pea, $2.29 for 2 oz., michaels.com)

  • Paintbrush

  • Dark green felt

  • Poly-fil

  • Hot-glue gun

  • Scissors

steps

  1. Make the peas: Cut two styrofoam balls in half and paint three halves in light green; let dry completely. Line up the "peas" onto dark green felt for sizing, and cut an oval base.

    peapod costume
  2. Glue painted halves onto the felt and attach to the center front of shirt. Layer the hoodie and zip up halfway.

    peapod costume
  3. Make the stem: Cut two pieces of felt in the shape of a curly stem. Hot glue two edges together and stuff with polyfil. Hot glue the remaining edge closed as you stuff. Cut a couple leaves and glue to the end of the curly stem. Safety pin to the top of the hood.

    peapod costume

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