Transform a store-bought sweatshirt into an adorable costume – no sewing required! Attach felt and craft foam to create a vibrant peacock body without breaking the bank. A simple handmade crown adds the finishing touch!
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What You'll Need
- Downloadable pattern
- Blue hooded sweatshirt (with no zipper)
- Orange or yellow sweatpants or leggings
- Large sheets of craft foam in mint green, yellow, purple and blue
- Purple felt
- Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
- 2 light brown chenille stems
How to Make It
Enlarge and trace the patterns onto paper and cut out. This will be the pattern you use to cut out the felt and craft foam.
To make the body and feathers: Cut 14 feathers and two feather bases from mint green crafts foam, 14 eyespots from yellow crafts foam and 14 feather hearts from purple crafts foam. Cut one chest heart from purple felt.
Lay out seven green feathers in a fanlike arrangement, overlapping the feathers slightly. Cut a semicircle from a piece of cardboard that is slightly smaller than the feather base. Hot-glue the feathers to the cardboard, making sure to cover the cardboard completely and let dry.
Turn the cardboard over, and hot-glue the remaining seven green feathers in the same manner, aligning with the feathers on the opposite side. Glue a feather base to the bottom of each side to cover the overlapping straight ends of each feather.
Hot-glue a purple feather heart to each yellow feather eyespot. Glue each eyespot onto the rounded end of each feather on each side of the feather fan.
Topstitch or hot glue the purple felt chest heart to the left chest area on the front of the sweatshirt.
Hot-glue the feather fan to the back of the sweatshirt, making sure to leave the hood free.
To make the crown: Cut eight crown hearts from blue crafts foam. Cut two brown chenille stems to 6 inches long. Holding the stems together, twist once in the middle. Hot-glue two crown hearts to each stem end, sandwiching the end between the hearts.
Hand-sew over the twisted portion of the chenille stems to secure the crown to the top of the hood. Bend the stems so the crown stands up on top of the head when the hood is up, and send your child off to collect candy!
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