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Coolest Frog Costume

My son loves frogs. This year he wanted to be a “Cool” frog. So I started working on his costume. First I made the Lilly pad from a piece of cardboard (found the cardboard at a furniture store). I cut it out and attached the rope. I bought two sweatshirts at a thrift store. Cut the arms off of one. Stuffed them with paper and then glued them to the lily pad. I then used foam craft paper and cut out two “hands” and two feet. I glued the hands to the sweat shirt he would wear and the feet to the arms on the lily pad.

I then took the foam paper and shaped a head (trial and error). I used a stapler to fasten it together. Just make sure you turn the stapler so the sharp edges of the staples face out. I cut a rectangular piece of Styrofoam in two and used a kitchen knife to carve it down into two eyes. I painted them and glued them on the head. (Careful a high temp hot glue gun melts Styrofoam!)

Final touches included painting his face green, adding spots to his “body” with a permanent marker and finally adding a tongue with a fly on the end made of the same foam paper.

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6 thoughts on “Coolest Frog Costume”

  1. I would love to make this in an adult size and I’m very curious about the lilly pad and head as well. Is it possible to post some more pictures or to send more pics? my email address is necie888@gmail.com. Thanks so much! Awesome idea!

  2. Just an update from last years comment and request. Although I didn’t hear from you I winged it and was able to make it. I wore it to a pretty large party and won the contest and the 150.00! Thanks so much for the idea! (OH…and just to note: I added a crown and was the Princess Frog)


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