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Picnic Ant Costume

Supplies

  • Black chenille stems
  • Black beadable headbands
  • Red and white checkered table covers
  • Sticky ants
  • Black onyx balloons
  • Utensil caddy
  • Blue paper cups
  • Blue stripe beverage napkin
  • Blue dessert plates
  • Black stocking hat
  • Black sunglasses
  • Black shirt
  • Black pants
  • 1/2" thick foam board
  • Plastic food
  • Straight pins
  • Needle and black thread
  • Hot glue or glue gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

To make the headband:

  1. Join two chenille stems by wrapping the ends together creating one long stem.
  2. Bend the long stem in half over the headband and twist together tightly to secure.
  3. Curl the front the stem downward like an antenna.
  4. Repeat with the second antenna.

To make the table:

  1. Cut a round table from the foam board approximately 30" in diameter.
  2. Measure your child's waist and cut a hole in the center of the table to fit.
  3. Lay out a piece of table cover on a large flat surface, lay the foam board in the center of the table cover.
  4. Cut an X in the table cover where the center hole is located.
  5. This will give you four triangular sections of table cover - pull the corners of the table cover up tightly over the foam board and secure.
  6. Flip the foam board over carefully. Along the outer edge of the foam board, carefully insert a stick pin through the table cover and into the foam board to secure the table cover. I had pins about every 8-10 inches.
  7. Insert the t-shirt through the center hole of the table, using the stick pins, evenly attach the shirt to the table around the opening.
  8. Using the needle and thread, sew around the hem of the shirt, attaching the shirt to the center hole of the table.
  9. Using the hot glue gun, carefully assemble the food onto the plates and attach plates, napkins and cups to the table where desired.
  10. Using the needle and thread, stitch the sticky ants to the table cover, napkins, cups and plates as desired.

To make the candy basket:

  1. Trim down one of the table covers and tuck inside the utensil caddy Leaving one corner peeking out slightly.
  2. Using the needle and thread, attach the ants to the side of the basket and up the handle.

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