Pink Poodle

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Pink Poodle Halloween Costume
Total Time 1 to 2 hours Ages preschooler

This pampered pet's look comes together quickly with bath puffs, rubber bands, and two pairs of pink socks. A jeweled collar and a painted-on black nose provide the perfect finishing touches for our fab Fifi.

What you'll need

  • 8 pink bath puffs (we found ours at a dollar store)
  • 40 to 50 rubber bands
  • 2 (6-inch) squares of bubble packaging
  • 2 pairs of pink adult-size socks
  • Pink headband
  • Wire coat hanger
  • Wire cutters
  • Duct tape
  • 4 pink hair elastics
  • Acrylic jewels
  • 2 feet of 1-inch-wide black ribbon
  • Tacky glue
  • Paper
  • Marker
  • Hole punch
  • YOUR CHILD WILL WEAR:
  • Pink top
  • Pink pants or leggings
  • Black face paint (for dog nose)

How to make it

  1. HEADPIECE:
    Cut each puff's center cord, then stretch out the puff and cut it into thirds. Wrap a rubber band around the center of each. You'll need 23 pieces.

  2. Pink Poodle - Step 2

    Fold each piece of bubble wrap in half and insert it into a sock. Tie the socks together (we used calf-length socks; if you use knee socks, trim them as needed) [A].

  3. Pink Poodle - Step 3

    Slide three puff pieces on the knotted socks, positioning them around the knot, then ease
    the headband through their rubber bands. Slide a
    puff piece onto the toe of each sock [B].
     

  4. Pink Poodle - Step 4

    TAIL: Snip the hook off the coat hanger. Fold the cut ends down, then use duct tape to wrap the central section as shown. Insert the hanger into a sock [C].
     

  5. Pink Poodle - Step 5

    Fold the sock lengthwise around the hanger and slide puff pieces onto the center and toe. Bend the hanger's end as shown; you'll secure this hook inside the back of your child's waistband with duct tape [D].
     

  6. Pink Poodle - Step 6

    WRIST AND ANKLE BANDS: Use rubber bands to loop four puff pieces onto each hair elastic [E]. Twist the bands to tighten them.

  7. COLLAR: Glue the jewels in a row on the central portion of the ribbon (leave the ends unadorned so you can tie the collar at the back of your child's neck). Draw a dog tag on the paper, punch a hole in it, and loop it on to the collar with a rubber band.

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