Playhouse Disney is host to several interesting characters like Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Handy Manny. Handy Manny and his crew of animated tools embark on several different fix-it projects every episode, showing kids how things work. When Halloween rolls around, children can turn into Handy Manny himself with this simple Halloween costume.
Things You'll Need
- Yellow rubber gloves
- Red T-shirt
- Red ball cap
- Yellow belt
- Wiggly eyes
- Plastic tools
- Plastic tool box
Purchase a red and white ball cap. The easiest way to find this hat is by going to an embroidery shop and buying a blank hat, or simply buying a Boston Red Sox hat. A solid red hat works fine as well for this costume.
Get a pair of large yellow gloves. These may be hard to find in a child’s size, but you could always trim them down or use a rubber band to keep the gloves on tighter.
Dress your child in a red and green T-shirt. The red and green mixture does not matter too much and a solid red or green shirt would also work just fine for Handy Manny.
Use yellow fabric to create a yellow belt. The belt is just to match Handy Manny, so an actual belt is not needed.
Gather together a collection of plastic tools. They can be bought new, already owned, or found at yard sales. Manny’s typical tools are a hammer, screwdriver, pliers, flat-head screwdriver, saw, tape measure and an adjustable wrench. The collection does not matter as long as there is a wide variety.
Glue the wiggly eyes onto the tools using the glue. This will give the tools the same animated look as the show. Put the eyes at the top of the tool so that it looks like the rest of the tool is its body.
Put all of the tools into an open plastic tool box to complete the costume.
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