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Halloween Costumes: Cookie Cutie Costume

Cookie Cutie

Total Time Needed: Afternoon Or Evening

No cookie-cutter costumes here! Our sweet cookie sheet begins with lightweight foam core and silver poster board. We tied a ribbon wrist loop to the cookie kid's spatula so she has a hand free for trick-or-treating.

Materials

  • Silver poster board (one 22- by 28-inch sheet)
  • Double-sided carpet tape (we got ours at a home-improvement store)
  • Craft knife
  • White foam core board (20 by 30 inches)
  • Duct tape
  • Brown craft foam (three 12- by 18-inch sheets)
  • Red craft foam (one 9- by 12-inch sheet)
  • White dimensional paint
  • 1 1/2-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon (2 1/2 yards)
  • Adhesive-backed Velcro

Instructions

Cookie Cutie - Step 1

1. THE COOKIE SHEET On the back of the poster board, pencil a line parallel to each edge, then make a cut at each corner. Turn it over and fold along the lines (a yardstick is a handy folding tool). Overlap and stick the corner flaps together with doublesided tape, then trim off the points.

2. Use a craft knife to trim the foam core board to 27 inches long and round the corners. Attach it to the back of the poster board with double-sided tape.

Cookie Cutie - Step 3

3. THE COOKIES Duct-tape the brown craft foam together, long sides adjoining. Draw a large cookie on the taped side, then cut it out. Trace the face opening onto the cookie sheet. Score the line with a craft knife, then go back over it until you've made a clean cut through the foam core.

4. Cut out 4 smaller cookies (we traced a 5 1/2-inch cookie cutter) and 3 red craft foam buttons. Stick the cookies and buttons in place using double-sided tape. Add details with the dimensional paint. Let it dry for at least 4 hours.

5. THE SHOULDER STRAPS To work on the back of the board without damaging the decorated front, lay it on 2 folded towels. Cut the ribbon into 2 equal lengths. Using duct tape, attach the ribbons

halfway down the foam core.

6. Stick 3 Velcro strips on the lower corners of the board, then have your child try on the costume.

Cookie Cutie - Step 7

7. Cross the straps over her back, then pull them down. When the face opening is at a comfortable level, stick 2 Velcro strips to each strap where they'll stick to the Velcro on the board. Trim any excess ribbon.

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