Prices on just about everything have been rising constantly. In this economy no one wants to spend money on something that will be used only once, such as a halloween costume. This is a "green" way of re-using carboard and wont cost any money.
By using slotted construction you can make a turtle costume completely out of recycled cardboard. Slotted construction is a very useful technique that can be used for various activities. When making a costume you can use this technique using cardboard to make different pieces fit together. Slotted construction is eco-friendly if you use recycled cardboard and won't cost any money.
This is a great project to do with the kids and serves as a great halloween costume.
I did this as a school project and each student made there own costume. We had specific guidlines and limitations. We had to make costumes out of cardboard and no adhesives.
I designed and created a turtle costume using only cardboard by using the technique slotted construction.
• fit middle school aged child
• slotted construction
• flat-pack design
• resemble a marine organism or marine related structure
• tri-wall, double ply or single-ply cardboard
• no adhesives- only cardboard
• able to be worn as stage costume or Halloween costume
Step 1: Prepare
item: material: QTY: size: part:
S1 CARDBOARD 1 20in by 20in front shell
S2 CARDBOARD 1 28in by 24in back shell
S3 CARDBOARD 2 20in by 2in straps
tools and equipment:
item: tool: use:
T1 cutting mat To cut cardbooard on so nothing is damaged
T2 utility knife To make cuts in cardboard to from costume
T3 ruler To measure cardboard
T4 pencil Make marks on cardboard of where to cut
item: QTY: part name:
P1 1 Front shell
P2 1 Back shell
P3 2 Straps