Having your own dress-up box loaded with kids’ costumes is a great way to keep your kids busy (and boost their imaginations), plus it’s also a great back up for dress-up parties, Halloween or school dress-up days.
Make your own no-sew dress-ups
Now, if you want to get crafty and create some beautiful homemade dress-ups, watch these videos for inspiration. They’ve all been road-tested, are relatively simple and do not involve any sewing.
Make a no-sew cape
This is a great basic cape idea. You can make a red one for super heroes or a black one for witches and vampires. We made a personalised magician’s cape.
Make a no-sew witch hat
Again this one can be adapted for all sorts of other characters. For instance, to make a wizard’s hat, just make the cone shape and stick stars and moons on it.
Make a no-sew tutu
Turn your little chid into a fairy princess with this easy tutu that can be worn over normal clothes. Watch this video to get the step-by-step instructions.
Make a no-sew fairy wand
This is not just any wand, it’s a flower fairy wand! This one requires a hot glue gun but is well worth the effort. Magical play is a wonderful way to show children that anything is possible.
Make a no-sew pirate costume
This video shows you the basics of how to dress like a pirate. No need to buy an elaborate costume, you’ve probably got the key pieces of a pirate costume lurking in your own wardrobe somewhere.