Ming-Ming Costume

Ming-Ming Costume

Turn your child into her favorite darling duckling! PJs, foam, and felt will make this creative costume take flight!

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Ming-Ming Costume

Craft Features

More for Parents
This craft is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

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Ages: 2-6

Materials

  • Brown knit cap
  • Scissors
  • Swimming goggles
  • Hook-and-loop (Velcro®) fastener tape
  • Needle and thread
  • Yellow fleece pajamas with hood (or pajama bottoms and yellow hoodie)
  • 27- by 54-in green fleece, cotton, or bed sheet
  • 8 1/2- by 11 in. swatches of yellow, blue, and red felt
  • Ming-Ming Costume Template
  • Orange felt
  • Elastic
  • Pink craft foam
  • Hole punch
  • Craft glue
  • Paper towel roll
  • Green crepe paper or tissue

Directions

  1. Step 1

    To make Ming-Ming's aviator hat and goggles, cut the two layers of the brown knit cap apart and separate them. Cut aviator-style flaps from one layer and sew them to the other layer. Attach the goggles to the hat by sewing them on or using hook-and-loop (Velcro®) fastener tape. Sew the cap to the fleece hood.

  2. Step 2

    Use the green fabric and felt to make a <u><a href="wonder-pets-save-the-day-cape.jhtml">Wonder Pets Cape</a></u> for Ming-Ming.

  3. Step 3

    To make webbed feet and a beak, print the Ming-Ming Costume Template and cut out the shapes. Use the foot shape as a template to cut two duck feet from orange felt. Tack or glue ridges in between the webbed feet, as shown on the template, to add texture and form. Sew the elastic to the back ends of the webbed foot. (The elastic goes around your child's heel and the webbed feet simply rest on top of your child's regular shoes.)

  4. Step 4

    Use the beak template to cut out Ming-Ming's beak from the pink craft foam. You may want to trim the beak to a smaller size for younger children. Punch holes and attach the elastic. (The elastic will go around your child's head to keep the beak in place.) Tip: Reinforce the beak by gluing an extra piece of foam where you will punch the holes.

  5. Step 5

    As a finishing touch, give Ming-Ming a stalk of celery! To make a non-perishable version, we covered a paper towel roll with craft glue and green tissue and crepe paper, gluing more tissue and crepe paper to one end to make leaves.

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