Age range: 4 and up
Level of difficulty for a child helping the adult with the costume: easy
Parental supervision recommended
Time needed: 1 hour
What you'll need:
- Hooded sweatshirt
- 4 pairs of knee socks (8 socks total)
- Duct tape
- About 30 plastic grocery bags
- Craft felt sheets in black, white, and pink
- Glue dots
- (optional) Rubbing alcohol
Step 1: Step 1: Make an Octopus Face
2. Glue facial features together with glue dots, and then onto the sweatshirt. They should be easy to remove after you're done with the costume.
Step 2: Step 2: Attach Octopus Legs
2. Tape the 6 stuffed socks around the inside waistband of the sweatshirt. To anchor the sock to the sweatshirt, use a 4" piece of tape running vertically (up and down) over the edge of the sock and another piece of tape running horizontally (side to side) across the edge of the sock.
3. Flip the sock up and tape the other side as above.
4. Wear the last pair of socks with your costume when you dress up!
Note: I decided to use the child's legs as the last set of legs, but if you'd rather, make the sweatshirt with 8 legs, leaving your own legs out of the equation.