I made this cool little tree costume for my son’s poem contest. At first, I didn’t have any idea what I was going to do… Since the tittle of the poem is The Little Plant, I thought of making a seed costume, but I changed my mind and thought that it would be nice if I’d make a tree. So I had an idea and my next concern was the materials. I love recycling things, we have lots of boxes from the grocery, here in the Philippines if you buy anything from the grocery they use boxes or paper bags. Anyway, I checked on my art material so i could see what things I could use from there for the tree costume. I prepared all the materials and started working. I really enjoyed doing this, especially because it was for my child and I wanted him to enjoy the costume.

The outcome of this costume was unforgettable for both of us. He won  first place not only because of the poem but also because I think the judges and the audience were mesmerized by the tree costume.

What a champion!


  • 2 boxes
  • paper twine
  • felt paper
  • shiny paper bought at the bookstore
  • construction paper
  • Elmer’s glue
  • glue gun and glue stick
  • scissors