How to Make Kids' Costumes


Creature from Outer Space

Creature from Outer Space? This headband is perfect for a space alien.
Creature from Outer Space? This headband is perfect for a space alien.
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Use your imagination to create a headband that makes you a creature from outer space. What kind of space alien would you like to be? Funny? Monsterlike? It's all up to you.

This is a fun adult-and-kid craft. Grown-ups can do the cutting and assembling of the craft; kids will enjoy decorating and deciding how wild or scary or humorous to make the pattern.

What You'll Need:

  • Poster board in different colors
  • Pencils or markers
  • Double-stick tape
  • Scissors
  • Goggle eyes
  • Round-cord elastic

How to Make the Creature from Outer Space Headband:

Step 1: Make a pattern, starting with a 1-1/2 × 14-inch rectangular band.

Step 2: Add two squiggly lined projectiles, approximately 7 inches tall, along one long edge, positioning each slightly off-center. If desired, draw two smaller projectiles in part of the remaining space.

Step 3: Draw another, same-sized band and add two projectiles, slightly off-center to the projectiles on the first band; cut both patterns out.

Cut out two patterns from different colored poster board. Cut out two patterns from different colored poster board.
Cut out two patterns from different colored poster board.
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Step 4: Trace patterns onto two different colors of poster board; cut them out (see photo).

Step 5: Add goggle eyes where desired to complete your look.

Step 6: Punch holes near the ends of the band and tie closed to fit around your head with a piece of round-cord elastic.

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