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The very last samurai

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We're nearing the end of the school term here and my son's preschool is going to hold an International Day party to celebrate. Kids have to come in a costume representing any nation on the map. The last two times, he went as a panda (China) and as an Italian chef, and we made the costumes together. This time round, he wants to be a samurai! I was a little stumped and was worried about what to use as I did want it to be partly from recycled materials.


Here's what I came up with. Even daddy helped with the samurai hat. I think that bit turned out a little too big!! :-p



The fierce samurai with sword!

So how was it made? Click below for more info!



Go to the supermarket and look for egg crates!



Paint black and let dry - it looks silver here
because of the strong sun!

Cut 2 pieces for the body,
4 pieces for the shoulder pads.

Use a white or silver marker to
add "embellishments"

Use an orange crayon to give the armour
a rusty look.

String the shoulder pieces to each side of the
body piece with a thick needle.

If you want, you can add some red cardboard at the back of the egg crates for a little colour too.  My son said that this is his favourite costume so far! :-) I'm glad he likes it....

The DIY Show Off








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  1. That is a totally AMAZING costume! BRILLIANT! What a clever idea!!! Love love love :-)

    Thank you for linking to Kids Get Crafty!! Much appreciate your visit!

    Maggy

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  2. WOW! That is amazing. Nice job. That's really cool that you and your son worked on it together.

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  3. Too cute! Thank you for linking up to "It's a Party"!

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  4. Thanks, ladies! He's very excited. The party is tomorrow!

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