Captain Hook from the Disney Peter Pan film is a great character to choose for a costume party. Hook's most distinguishing feature is the metal hook he has in place of a missing hand. You can make your own hook in 20 to 30 minutes with cheap materials, the majority of which are recycled. A long red coat, plastic sword, black trousers tucked into a long pair of black boots, white frilly shirt and red or black pirate hat are easily found items that complete the outfit.
Things You'll Need
- Used disposable paper cup
- Black poster paint
- Cereal box
- Art glue
- Silver baking foil
- Clear sticky tape
Paint a disposable paper cup black with poster paint and leave it to dry.
Use scissors to cut one of the large rectangular panels out of a cereal box.
Fold the cereal box cardboard panel in half with the plain side facing outward.
Draw a hook shape onto the folded cardboard.
Cut around the hook shape with scissors.
Stick the cardboard hook shapes together with art glue leaving a 1 1/2-inch gap at the bottom (the opposite end to the hook) free of glue.
Cover the hook with silver baking foil. Use clear sticky tape to secure the foil to the cardboard shape.
Bend back the two flaps at the bottom of the hook where it is not glued together.
Fix the hook to the bottom of the black disposable cup with glue. Stick clear sticky tape over the top of the flaps also to secure it firmly to the cup.