Materials Needed

  • tall large cylinder laundry basket/hamper
  • camping foam mat
  • purple felt material
  • black materials
  • old bowl to cut for eye goggle
  • white craft foam
  • 2 purple wigs
  • hot glue gun/lots of glue sticks
  • scissors, cutting tools
  • silver paint
  • material measuring tape


  1. Measure where the arm holes should be on the laundry basket and cut enough room for child to move arms and cut a hole for the goggle too
  2. Measure and cut camping foam to fit around the laundry basket, be sure to cut the arm holes in the camping foam too
  3. Measure circumference around the basket,camping foam needs to be attached with the hot glue
  4. Cut purple material to fit around the shell of the costume/ for the lid of basket too
  5. Cut old bowl to fit in the hole cut for the goggle/ use silver paint to cover it, when it dries, hot glue it into the hole
  6. Measure around the top part of costume and cut a piece of black material about 1″ 1/2 for the goggle strap/ hot glue around top of costume
  7. For the overalls, measure piece of black material and cut about a 1′ depending on child’s height and attach so it hangs loose, cut another piece for pocket and make an m shape and glue it on the pocket
  8. Glue purple felt on the lid, cut wigs so they lay flat on the wig, then hot glue them
  9. Have child try on costume to measure where to put the straps to hold up costume, face should be where the goggle is to easily see where they are going
  10. All done

Make sure to be extra careful with hot glue!! Have a few burns to prove it!! My son having a cool costume is definitely worth it!!