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Ice Cream Sundae costume how-to
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How To: Make Ice Cream Sundae

What You Need
Brown capelet

Velcro

Scissors

Fabric glue

Pink tank top

Fishnet fabric (available at fabric stores)

Headband

Brown ribbon (about a yard)

Brown felt

Pipe cleaners (various colors)

Styrofoam ball (medium sized)

Glitter glue

 

1. Add velcro to the ends of the capelet for a closure.  Cut 1" pieces of pipe cleaner in alternating colors and glue them to the capelet with fabric glue.

2. Create a sauce-like dripping by cutting the bottom of a pink tank top.

3. For the marshmallow sauce, glue 1" lengths of cut pipe cleaner to the brown tutu with fabric glue

4. For the cone bottom, cut a piece of elastic fishnet that hang from child’s waist to the ankle. Glue the fishnet to the leggings waistband to secure.


How To: Make Headpiece

1. Cut a piece of brown felt into a 5" circle and make the edges wavy like sauce.  Add a piece of brown pleated trim around the edge, securing with fabric glue.

2. For the whipped cream, glue a small mound of quilt batting to the center and cover with 3/4" lengths of pipe cleaner in varying colors, securing with fabric glue.

3. Cover the styrofoam ball with glitter and stick a red pipe cleaner in the top for the stem.  Glue the cherry to the center of the "whipped cream" with hot glue. Glue the entire thing (along the base of the brown felt) to the headband.

 

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