Oswald Costume

Oswald Costume

Your kids will do the "Penguin Polka" over this terrific costume!

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Oswald Costume

Craft Features

Parent Supervision Needed
This craft requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or intricate handiwork.

Developmental Skills

Share & Care with Us
Share & Care skills are part of social-emotional learning and include: building self-esteem, cooperating, empathizing with others, and identifying feelings.
Ages: 4-6

Materials

  • 2 plastic grocery bags
  • 1 package cotton batting
  • Adult-size royal-blue sweatshirt
  • 8 royal-blue sport socks
  • 2 yd. florist wire
  • 8 rubber bands
  • 8 large safety pins
  • 12-in.-square black felt
  • Fabric glue or hot-glue gun
  • 4-oz. plastic container bottom, cleaned
  • 8-oz. plastic container lid, cleaned
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Velcro self-adhesive strips

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Stuff the grocery bags with the cotton batting until full.

  2. Step 2

    Slip your child's arms through the handles of the bags, so they rest over his shoulders; there should be one bag dangling in the front and one in the back.

  3. Step 3

    Pull the sweatshirt over the bags.

  4. Step 4

    Stuff the socks loosely with the batting.

  5. Step 5

    Cut and place a piece of florist wire inside each sock and bend it to shape.

  6. Step 6

    Use a rubber band to tie off the top of the sock 1 inch from the top.

  7. Step 7

    Pin the socks around the inside bottom of the sweatshirt.

  8. Step 8

    Cut Oswald's features from black felt, as in photo. Glue to the sweatshirt.

  9. Step 9

    Glue the plastic container bottom to the larger lid to make a hat. Paint it black and let it dry. Attach it to the right shoulder of shirt with Velcro.

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