Easy Butterfly Costume
This easy butterfly costume is perfect for my coloring loving girl! With just a few simple supplies she was able to color her way into a beautiful butterfly. This no sew Halloween costume couldn’t be any easier! We love easy at our house. Last year we made a no sew witch costume.
Butterfly Costume Supplies
- a black long sleeve shirt
- black leggings
- thin white muslin fabric (about a yard)
- Elmer’s Painters
- black extra wide Sharpie
- 2 large pom poms
- 2 black chenille pipe cleaners
- 1 headband
- glue gun and glue sticks
- glow in the dark fabric paint (optional)
Place arm of shirt up at an angle. Take fabric and cut a wing shape. Cut fabric to match angle of sleeve and side of shirt.
Copy this shape so there are two symmetrical wing shapes.
To make coloring the fabric easier, iron the fabric wing to the shiny side of freezer paper. The freezer paper will stabilize the fabric and can be easily peeled away when finished.
Draw a design on the wing with a Sharpie marker. Repeat for other wing making sure design is symmetrical. Holding the fabric up to a window will make it easy to trace.
Color away! If you want your butterfly to glow in the dark outline with glow in the dark fabric paint.
Hot glue wings to back edge of arms and sides of shirt.
Twist pipe cleaners to the headband and hot glue to secure. Hot glue a pom pom to each end of pipe cleaner.
How easy was that!
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And here is our no sew witch costume from last year!
Michaels has great products and inspiration to help transform your yard, classroom or living room into a spooktacular space this year!
Whether you’re into spooky sights, playful pumpkins or giggling ghouls, the Michaels.com Halloween project page has tons of ideas for DIY Halloween costumes and décor.
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