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Coolest Homemade Baby Kool Aid Man Costume

Here’s our cool Kool Aid Man Costume! This year my husband has been laid off more than once and this month has really hit us hard, so unfortunately I did not have much money to work with this year, but thank goodness I am a craft maniac, I make my kids costumes every year, so I thought of the Homemade Baby Kool Aid Man Costume for my 1 year old.

I molded the round body out of paper mache over a punching balloon like I would make a pinata after 3 layers of mache and when it dried and hardened I popped the balloon, cut off the top, bottom and two arm holes one one each side. I found an old read sweater of mine, cut it up and glued it over the paper mache.

For the eyes, nose and mouth I used material from an old pair of black socks. The trickiest part was the ice cubes. I found some white foam sheets I had and cut out 1 in squares and glued 6 sides together to make cubes, then I used the plastic from zip lock bags and glued the plastic over the cubes to give it a almost icy wet look.

For the spout and the handle I just cut cardboard from capricious boxes in the shape of a handle and a spout. Finally just threw on a pair of my daughter’s old red tights on him and he already had a red turtleneck body suit!

I spent absolutely nothing on this costume. I used what I had and this I have to say is my best creation yet, this recession and lay off did not hold me back when it comes to being creative. I give it my all!

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