How to Make Your Own Tree Costume for Kids

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Store-bought children’s costumes can be costly, especially if your child grows out of the outfit before it can be used again. Homemade costumes can save you money and be a fun project for you and your child to complete together. Draw inspiration from nature to create a tree costume for your child. Make a simple tree costume for Halloween parties or school plays by decorating comfortable clothing with fabric leaves.

Things You'll Need

  • Brown pants
  • Black fabric marker
  • Green sweatshirt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fabric leaves
  • Green stretch hat
  • Black or brown shoes
  • Green stretch gloves
  • Stuffed bird or animal
  • Safety pins
  • Green, water-based face paint
  • Lay a pair of brown pants on a flat surface. Use a black fabric marker to draw vertical lines on the trousers so that they resemble bark.

  • Lay a green sweatshirt on a flat surface. Use a hot glue gun to attach fabric leaves to the front and back of the sweatshirt. Layer the leaves so that the front and back are well covered.

  • Lay a green, stretch hat on a flat surface. Attach fabric leaves to the hat with hot glue

  • Dress your child in the pants, sweatshirt and hat, as well as a pair of black or brown shoes and green, stretch gloves.

  • Attach a stuffed bird or animal to the shoulder of the sweatshirt using safety pins.

  • Paint the child's face green with water-based face paint. Avoid the lips, eyes and nostrils when painting the face.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use an orange or brown sweatshirt and red, yellow or orange fabric leaves to create a tree costume in fall colors.
  • Be careful when inserting the pin into the sweatshirt -- do not poke the child with the pin.
  • Check for allergic reactions to the face paint 24 hours in advance of the event.

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