Handmade Hula Girl Halloween Costume
A hula girl costume is a Halloween favorite, but rather than dressing your little girl in a store-bought outfit, craft an original version to give her a look all her own.
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- 2 small bowls for mold
- brown Model Magic clay (or other non-toxic, air-dry clay)
- 1 roll green crepe paper
- 1 roll pink crepe paper
- 1 roll white crepe paper
- 1 yard 2-inch-wide elastic
- kitchen twine
- white thread
- sharp pick
- fringe scissors
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
Create Coconut Bra
Roll a fistful of Model Magic into a ball between your palms and press into bowls (Image 1). For each mold, use sharp pick to poke 2 1/4" holes through the clay at 12 o'clock and 9 o'clock (Image 2). Allow to dry overnight or until clay has fully hardened. Carefully remove dried clay from bowls (Image 3). Place "coconuts" side by side and turn so they each have a hole facing in, and a hole on top. Cut twine and slide through inner holes to connect coconuts (Image 4). Cut two more long pieces of twine and string through top holes to serve as halter-top straps.
Cut Elastic and Crepe Paper for Skirt
Measure elastic around child's waist and cut to size (Image 1). Next, cut five to seven 4-1/2-inch-wide strips of crepe paper to the same length as the elastic (Image 2).
Assemble Crepe-Paper Grass Skirt
Use fringe scissors to create fringe down one side of all crepe paper strips (Image 1). Use hot glue gun to attach one strip of fringe to elastic band. Continue gluing strips in a tiered pattern (Image 2). This will be the inside of the grass skirt. With the elastic band facing out, glue ends of skirt together (Image 3). Use glue gun to carefully go through the seams and seal any unglued areas. Allow to dry.
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