Fun Day Monday

Hi there…. Happy Monday to you all. I hope that you are well and ready for some fun!

Here at my childminding service we LOVE dressing up! Our dressing up box is out on a daily basis at the moment and one or all of the children are often wearing one of the hats, a tutu or a mask.

I have been planning on making some new costumes for a while now but still haven’t quite found the time so I thought I’d share the links to some of the costume ideas in the hope that they may inspire me and you to get making!

First there’s the simple no-sew tutu. There are lots of instructions on the internet to make these but I like this tutorial from Skip to My Lou

(photo from http://www.skiptomylou.org)

For the superheroes in the playroom there’s the simple superhero cape made from one of Dad’s old t-shirts. Again, there are quite a few tutorials available online but I like this one featured on The Southern Institute

(photo from http://thesoutherninstitute.com)

And finally……………… how about a pirate hat? I found this lovely simple tutorial at Simple Simon &  Company which I can’t wait to make for our dressing up box. It has the added bonus that it’s a fold up hat so won’t take up much room in the box either… leaving space for oodles more costumes!

(photo from http://www.simplesimonandco.com)

Hope that these inspire you to have some dressing up fun this week. Even if you don’t have time to make one of these fab costumes why don’t you dig out a few of your old things like hats, scarves and bags….. your little one will love them. Whatever you do… have fun!

PS. Thank  you to everyone who emailed me feedback on last week’s post. If anyone wants a copy of my template for the “About Me” book just drop me an email at: hello@victoriadalechildminding.co.uk and I’ll send you a copy.


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