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Family Costumes: Outer Space

An out-of-this-world galaxy begins with plain dark clothing and corrugated cardboard.

Photography: Philip Newton

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Fall 2005


  • Corrugated cardboard

  • Utility knife

  • Pen

  • Acrylic paint

  • Dot stickers

  • Glitter

  • Felt

  • Yellow masking tape

  • Hole punch

  • Elastic


  1. To make Saturn or a comet, simply substitute those shapes. Draw a half-moon onto corrugated cardboard with a circle in the center the size of child's face; cut out with a utility knife.

  2. Prime and paint cardboard with acrylic paint. Add dot stickers and glitter. Fold a 1-inch strip of felt around inner opening; glue. Trim outer edge with yellow masking tape. Punch holes on either side of opening just above child's ears; tie on elastic, adjusting to fit.

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