Is school wrapping up where you are? Things are certainly here! Ellie had favorite book character day at school today and we threw together a quick costume for her. The whole thing took me about $20 minutes to make because I already had most all of the supplies around the house. Red tutu. Check! Black headband. Check! Ladybug girl shirt. Check! Ladybug fabric. Check!
Yeah. I actually had lady bug fabric. Seriously. I REALLY need to go through my fabric stash. It’s overflowing! But hey, being a fabric hoarder really came in handy this time! Ellie loves the ideas of being a ladybug, but I think the wings and antennae are her favorite part.
Making this costume is so simple that it really doesn’t even need a tutorial. It’s really that easy!
A REALLY long time ago I showed how to make really easy butterfly wings. These wings are made in a pretty similar fashion. Let me show you how they were made.
It’s just a simple half circle, whose diameter is your child’s arm span. Easy peasy.
Each edge is attached to a hair rubber hand. All I did was fold over the edge of the fabric and sew a few quick stitches to hold the front to the back.
I used a safety pin to attach the middle to the back of Ellie’s shirt.
Really easy right? If the last couple of days are any indication, I think that these wings will give Ellie lots of play time this summer. She’s been “flying” around our yard constantly since we made them! So fun!