O the powers of packing tape. Make this fancy tree, or any other sculpted costume, in no time with little investment. The results are lightweight and easy to wear, while being unique and award-winning!
Basic materials you'll need (for the tree):
- 4-6 rolls of packing tape. we used brown since we were making a tree, but you can also spray paint the costume later
- random branches from the neighborhood
- colored construction paper for the leaves
- another person
Step 1: Line the Shell
First, start by making the shell. Wrap packing tape STICKY SIDE OUT around a person. This forms the non-sticky lining. You can add newspaper to the sticky outside to increase bulk. Because we wanted additional height, we taped four dowel rods to the shell to support the tape above the shoulders.