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Birthday Candle Costume

This little birthday costume candle is super easy to make and is so adorable. We just added some cellophane to a headband to create the flame. See below for the full instructions!

Birthday Candle Costume | Oh Happy Day!

This is a sweet little Halloween costume that you could pull together in an afternoon. I’m just trying to figure out how to make one adult-sized.

Birthday Candle Costume | Oh Happy Day! Birthday Candle Costume | Oh Happy Day! Birthday Candle Costume | Oh Happy Day! Birthday Candle Costume | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Poster board, newspaper, flour, water, bowl, packing tape, painter’s tape, spray paint, x-acto knife, yellow and orange cellophane, headband, craft foam, wire

Step 1: Roll a piece of poster board lengthwise. Tape in place.
Step 2: Prepare the paper maché by mixing equal parts water and flour in a bowl.
Step 3: Soak the newspaper pieces in the mixture, the wetter they are the easier they are to stick to the frame.
Step 4: Lay the pieces on the frame making sure to cover every part.
Step 5: Hang on a line of string to dry.
Step 6: Once the paper maché dries, spray paint the frame white.
Step 7: Cut arm holes near the top of the frame.
Step 8: Attach pieces of craft foam above the arm holes (these will rest on top of the child’s shoulders to keep the frame in place.)
Step 9: Tape stripes of painters tape diagonally around the frame. Make sure they are secure in place.
Step 10: Spray paint over the frame:
Step 11: Once the paint dries, peel off the painter’s tape.
Step 12: Cut cellophane into the shape of a flame and attach to a plastic headband with wire.

Birthday Candle Costume | Oh Happy Day!

Birthday Candle Costume | Oh Happy Day! Birthday Candle Costume | Oh Happy Day!

 

Photos by Alison Piepmeyer
Crafting by Colleen Casper
Special thanks to little Sophie from JE Models! 

  1. Paige

    October 15, 2015

    This costume is super cute! I’m definitely going to do this with my daughter when she starts walking!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  2. Alex

    October 15, 2015

  3. Michelle

    October 15, 2015

    This is super cute as always!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  4. Terrell

    October 20, 2015

    I cannot get over this cuteness!!!! Loooove your blog! :)

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