I was so excited when Isia wanted to be Ladybug Girl for Halloween! Not only did she look cute in her homemade tutu (see below), but we had a blast making these wings together. Who doesn't love to give their child wings? Billy, of course, was happy to join in on the fun. Whatever his big sister is doing, Billy's one step behind. He makes a great little sidekick!
These wings are also a great costume for your dress-up bin! The kids have been loving them on our freezing temperature, housebound days. Why run around the house when you can fly? (wink)
Ladybug Girl Wing Materials:
Using Isia as a model, I measured two pieces of elastic for her arms which I looped around and glued onto the wings. I then glued the middle extra pantyhose over the loop area in back, to help secure. Lastly, I wrapped the cut-off pantyhose around the middle, hot-gluing it in back then adding a piece of pantyhose on top to cover the seam.
For Bumbleeboy's costume, I repeated the wing pattern with black pantyhose, then wrapped yellow electrical tape around the them. I made his antennae by wrapping two white pipecleaners around a black headband then twirling the tops. Technically Bumbleeboy doesn't have wings, but please don't tell Billy that. He loves his!
They're pretty good buddies, can't you tell? Yes, these two