Rocket Costume

November 10, 2013

This week has been rather busy making a rocket costume required for a school blast off event.

As usual I referred to Pinterest for rocket costume ideas, and found this great image from Doodlecraft.


I made our own version, as we had no silver spray to hand to gain the silver effect I used a mixture of PVA mixed with silver paint shaken inside the bottle. The bottles have adhered together, with the aid of a glue gun and elasticated loops created for ease of wearing.

My daughter loved making her own rocket hat, using cardboard and tin foil:)

If you love making DIY costumes for children then check out the quickest cape ever (a quick transformation of an old skirt) or how about a spider t-shirt?


11 comments so far.

11 responses to “Rocket Costume”

  1. aww how cute are those rockets! Your knitting needle case looks gorgeous too, great to hear that people are snapping them up! 🙂

  2. Ali says:

    Your daughter’s costume is amazing. I love the rockets. Your needle cases is gorgeous beautiful fabric and your packaging idea is wonderful.
    Ali x

  3. Ginny says:

    Two great recycling ideas. The rockets are a great idea, and I love the packaging with old patterns.

  4. Jan says:

    What a great idea with the bottles, the costume looks great. Good news on the sell out 🙂
    It’s a great reason to have to make more.
    Jan x

  5. Andrea Kay says:

    Love the colours you have used on the knitting needle case.

  6. [email protected] eco friendly homemaking says:

    The rockets are adorable! I am so glad to discovered tour blog and your recycled bags are awesome!!

  7. Simmi Duffin says:

    Wow – LOVE the rocket costume – it’s fab 🙂 Will definitely try and remember that one for next time mine need to dress up! And congrats on so many knitting needle case sales – always a nice feeling! Love the idea of using old dress patterns for the packaging – looks great. Simmi xx

  8. CatkinJane says:

    The rockets look lots of fun!

  9. Great rocket. The material you have used for the needle cases are really pretty. x

  10. Lucy Blossom says:

    Lovely rockets, such a great idea too. I love the liberty print knitting needle bag, it will be a stylish addition to anyone’s crafting bits and bobs.

  11. That rocket costume is a great idea! Will have to remember that one 🙂

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