Easy costume: Madeline
This easy Book Week costume idea is based on the Madeline series of books by Ludwig Bemelmans. A navy dress and big yellow hat are the key to this simple dress up costume for little girls.
What you need:
- 1 x big straw sun hat or similar
- 1 x navy dress
- 1 x A4 sheet of white felt
- double-sided sticky tape
- 1 x 50cm piece of red ribbon
- yellow paint
Paint the sun hat yellow. Just use normal water-based paints and a paint brush.
Now add a Peter Pan collar to the navy blue dress. Trace the collar shape onto a piece of white felt and cut it out. Now stick it to the collar on the dress (or the neckline if the dress has no collar) using the double-sided sticky tape.
Tie the red ribbon around the neck.
Add white socks and buckle-up school shoes if you have them.
Madeline is ready to "walk in two straight lines ..." with the other little girls.
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