Little Bearded Gnome

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Little Bearded Gnome Costume
Total Time 1 hour Ages preschooler

Part of a cute woodland crew, this Little Bearded Gnome dons a fake fur and has a getup made from felt, fabric, hot glue, and ordinary kids' clothing. See his pals Dotty Toadstool and Tricky Gnome on Toadstool for other options.

What you'll need

  • 15-inch square of red felt
  • Marker
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • 11-inch square of white fake fur
  • Beard template (optional)
  • 28-inch length of white elastic cord
  • YOUR CHILD WILL WEAR
  • Blue pullover top
  • Sweatpants or leggings
  • Wide belt
  • Boots

How to make it

  1. Little Bearded Gnome - Step 1

    HAT: Measure and mark an arc on the felt square as shown. Cut along the line.

  2. Little Bearded Gnome - Step 2

    Run a line of glue along the bottom edge, then form the felt into a cone and let the glue dry. If the hat is too big, trim or fold its brim.

  3. Little Bearded Gnome - Step 3

    BEARD: Draw or trace the beard shape onto the fake fur's back side, then cut it out. Cut 3 one-inch slits as shown.

  4. Little Bearded Gnome - Step 4

    Fold the tabs over the elastic cord and glue them down. When the beard's dry, have your child try it on. Tie it and trim the cord's ends.
     

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