I know that my mom spent a ton of time driving my brothers and I around to libraries or book stores to look through books for ideas. And, I have good memories of those times. That said, I'm so thankful for the abundant resources at our fingertips, and for the people who share their creativity.
Let's go back to that Dr. Seuss example. It is Dr. Seuss week at school and dress as your favorite character day is one of the theme days. Luckily my son knew he wanted to dress up as The Lorax. A starting point is always good!
Because of the time crunch, we perused the internet and Pinterest for quick ideas. And, we found some good ones! We decided to start with this clever but easy idea for a Lorax mask. We also thought making Truffula trees to hold as an accessory could be fun, too. No tutorial necessary there, we considered materials and made it up as we went.
A few quick pictures of what we put together -
- Cheep sunglasses
- Yellow sheet of foam
- Scrap paper to make a template to trace the mustache and eyebrows onto the foam (it's much easier to fold paper to make symmetric pieces, if that's important to you)
- Tacky glue
Truffula Trees -
- Wooden dowel
- Foam sphere
- Pipe cleaners
- Cheep feather boas
- Tacky glue
Orange t-shirt or sweatshirt.
We picked almost everything up at Hobby Lobby. If you frequent Hobby Lobby, you should get their app... they almost always have a coupon for 40% off one item. Anyway, several of the supplies, including the orange t-shirt, are less expensive via Amazon Prime (if you have time to plan ahead ;) ).
Hope this helps one more mom or dad pull an idea together. Good luck!