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Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids: Butterfly

Submitted by Danelle W. of Kentucky

Halloween costumes for kids butterfly 1

"Monarch Butterfly"

My daughter is somewhat obsessed with butterflies, especially monarchs. We couldn't find any store-bought monarch wings, plus I didn't like the price tag of the wings that were out there, so we made these.

Here's a quick description of what we did:

We first bent 4 wire hangers, which we already had (no cost!), and used duct tape to keep them together.

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Then we traced the outline onto doubled black felt and cut that out. I inserted the hangers in between the felt and used spray craft bond to hold them together.

Next, I sewed around the edge of the hanger to make it sturdier.

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Then we cut out orange felt to make the pretty pattern and white felt for the dots and used the spray to hold them in place.

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Last, I attached elastic to the middle so my daughter could wear it with straps around her shoulders.

The total costume cost less than $15. :)

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