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HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolate Costume Craft

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Things You'll Need

  • 5 yards of silver metallic fabric
  • Needle and thread
  • 1-1/2 feet of Velcro
  • 4 feet of thick string
  • 4 foot square piece of cardboard
  • 1 yard white fabric
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Blue marker
  • Bobby pins or hair barrettes
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Old newspaper
  • White top and black pants and shoes

How to Make

  • For base of the costume, cut silver fabric into a circle about 4 feet across, with 2 leg holes about 4 inches apart.

  • Cut rest of fabric into 5 sections in the shape of a HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Chocolate, each section should measure in height from the shoulder to just below the hips of the child. (See Pattern)

  • Cut cardboard into a donut shape slightly larger than the size of your fabric base with enough room in the middle to go over the child's hips.

  • Glue the bottom edges of the fabric onto the edge of the cardboard donut.

  • Sew the sides of the 5 KISS sections together, leaving the last seam open. Also leave top and bottom open.

  • Glue the bottom edges of the main body to the cardboard circle base.

  • Attach Velcro strip to the sides of the open seam. Fold in the unfinished sides of the fabric to hide the frayed ends.

  • Turn inside out to hide the seams.

  • For the arm holes, cut "X" patterns into the fabric just below shoulder height. Pull the triangle tabs of the "x" inside and glue.

  • At the neck line fold over and sew so there is a channel wide enough to run string through.

  • Straighten out a paper clip and tape the string to the end.

  • Run the paper clip and string through the channels and knot the ends once your are all the way through.

  • When the costume is on, stuff with newspaper, Velcro shut and loosely tie the string around the neck.

  • To make flag:

  • Cut a strip of white fabric 2 feet by 10 inches long.

  • Fold it in half so the finished piece will be 5 inches wide, and glue along the outside edge and press down as you go.

  • Turn it inside out and iron flat.

  • Use a blue marker to write "KISSES" as many times as it will fit along the length of the fabric.

  • Secure fabric in place with bobby pins or barrettes hot glued to top of flag.