Sunflowers are not only cheerful rays of beauty and brightness but important sources of food. Their seeds and oil are used in breads, cereals and birdseed. They are native to North America and are so plentiful in Kansas that it is known as the "Sunflower State." If you are looking for a costume for a Halloween or costume party or a school project, dressing as a sunflower will be a striking and unusual option.
Things You'll Need
- Yellow felt
- Green hooded sweatshirt
- Green felt
- Stiff wire or pipe cleaners
- Green pants or leggings
- Brown shoes
Cut yellow felt into 45 to 50 petal shapes, measuring three or four inches in length and about one inch in width.
Sew the petals around the hood of a green hooded sweatshirt in a staggered pattern or in two rows with the back petals showing between the front ones.
Cut several large leaf shapes out of the green felt.
Sew pieces of wire or pipe cleaner to the underside of the "leaves," in the position that a stem might be on a real leaf. Leave a small "stem" sticking out of the back end of each leaf.
Sew the "leaves" to the sleeves and torso of the sweatshirt, as well as the pants. Position and attach the wires so they stick out nearly perpendicular to the wearer.
Wear the sweatshirt with the hood up; if the hood has drawstrings, pull them tightly so the hood surrounds your face. Add brown shoes to complete the costume.