Pop Tarts are not only a classic snack, but can also be the inspiration behind a homemade Halloween costume. You can easily make a homemade pop tart costume with materials found around the home. Trick-or-treaters can enjoy their Halloween candy in a costume that is equally sweet with this simple DIY costume idea.
Things You'll Need
- 2 large pieces of sturdy cardboard
- Paint brush
- Paper punch
- Colored construction paper
Cut two large pieces of cardboard into rectangles. The length of the rectangles should be equal to the distance between the costume wearer's shoulders and knees. The width of the rectangles should be slightly larger than the span of the costume wearer's shoulders.
Paint a light brown border approximately 4 inches in width on the front of both cardboard rectangles. The border should be painted on all four edges, creating the outer pastry edge of your pop tart costume.
Paint the area inside the pastry border white on both cardboard rectangles, which will be the frosting of your pop tart costume. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Punch holes with your paper punch in various colors of construction paper. Set the punched-out holes aside. The holes will be the sprinkles on the frosting of your pop tart costume. You will need between 50 and 100 punched-out holes.
Glue approximately 50 of the punched-out paper holes on the frosting area of each cardboard rectangle in a random pattern.
Punch a hole in one cardboard rectangle about 2 inches from the top edge and 4 inches from the left edge. Punch a second hole in the cardboard rectangle approximately 2 inches from the top edge and 4 inches from the right edge. Repeat this step on the second cardboard rectangle.
Thread a 10-inch string through the upper left hole of one rectangle and the upper left hole of the second rectangle. Tie the string in a knot, forming a loop connecting the two rectangles. Repeat this step with a second 10-inch string threaded through the upper right corners of both rectangles.
Drape the string loops and pop tart costume over the shoulders of the costume wearer.
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