Dress-Up Activities for Kids

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker

Dress up in clothes that show your future career!
Dress up in clothes that show your future career!
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Have you ever thought about being a butcher, a baker, or a candlestick maker? Sure, those jobs may seem to come from the pages of nursery rhymes, but they all are real jobs that people have.

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? It's fun to act out different careers. Try them all!

What You'll Need:

  • Old clothes (donated for costumes or bought at yard sales or thrift stores; wash before wearing)
  • Newspaper
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Stapler
  • Clear tape
  • Glue
  • Cardboard

How to Play Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker:

Step 1: Make your own costumes for various jobs, such as a doctor, nurse, firefighter, lawyer, schoolteacher, and so on. You could use secondhand clothes, or cut the costume pieces out of newspaper or construction paper.

Step 2: If you're making your own clothes, use markers to decorate the paper pieces. Fasten them with staples, clear tape, and glue.

Step 3: Use the cardboard to cut out props, such as stethoscopes, shields, computers, and so on. Don't forget to create hats to go along with your costumes.

Do this just for fun, or put on a show for your friends.

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