Coolest Farmer In The Dell Costume
My daughter came home from preschool one day singing “Farmer in the Dell” and the idea just clicked. My husband works on computers and Dell is a well known name in our house so this Farmer In The Dell Costume was just too funny.
I started out by cutting a circle in the top of a box that would fit around my 4 years olds body. I then taped it down to make sure it would not come apart. I then cut most of the bottom of the box out so she was free to walk with the box on. I didn’t have an actual Dell computer box so I decided to make my own. I found the Dell logo on the internet and printed it out big enough to look real. I also printed out some fake shipping labels and Intel logo. I then hand painted the caution symbols all around the box.
To make the straps on the box I put a hole in each corner of the box and used the corn stock looking string adjusting the length to make it fit and tying a knot on the underneath side. I then hot glued some sun flowers, fall leaves and little people farm animals on the top of the box.
Next I made the hat. I took an old straw hat and hot glued more sun flowers, leaves and pumpkins on it. For the outfit I took an old button down shirt and some old blue jean overalls and decorated them with fall flowers and such. I also bought some rain boots for her to set off that farmer look. You could also add plastic garden tools and garden gloves to this outfit but at the time I went looking for these things – the garden season was over.
All in all the Farmer In The Dell Costume cost me next to nothing because I had most of the stuff right at home. The boots cost me $15 which she can reuse this winter and the flowers cost around $5.
The movement of this costume is very easy. My 4 years old had no trouble keeping it on and walking for long distances. Only thing you must do is take the box off when sitting down.