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DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

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Pop It fidget sensory toys are all the rage and this year’s viral sensation kids are crazy about. If you’re looking for a Halloween costume that will turn heads, look no further than this DIY Pop It Costume!

My kids like most kids this past year are crazy about sensory toys and Pop Its in general! We have this creative Pop It Game and have even made Pop It Chocolate! To celebrate and continue our love for Pop It sensory toys, we came up with this super fun DIY Pop It costume.

If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that DIY Halloween costumes are a BIG deal around here! We like to keep them simple, low cost and often make cardboard costumes as a result. 

For this Pop It costume, we continued the cardboard tradition and added our signature rainbow pops of colors! You’ll be surprised to see how simple this Pop It costume is to assemble. It’s basically cardboard, glue and paint! Read more below to get all the details and make sure to check out the DIY video in this post for more details.

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

How to Make a Pop It Costume

You’ll need two sheets of cardboard. We sized them based on my 3 year old’s body, so keep in mind you will need larger square of cardboard if your kid is older. We used two pieces of 24 inches cardboard flats. Note you can cut these into smaller squares. Also note the costume we made was a bit large on my 3 year old, so this size can likely accommodate ages 3-6 easily. You will need to adjust the width though so the body can fit inside. More on that below. 

The second thing you’ll need is corrugated cardboard rolls. The one we got was 6″ in width. If your child is older and needs a wider width (to fit inside), one option is to securely Ductape two rolls side by side to make the width you want (the widest would be around 12″) or overlap them let’s say if you want to make 10″ in width. You would need to hot glue AND Duct tape to make sure they stay together as one strip. 

To complete your costume you will need a hot glue gun, lots of hot glue sticks, paint, and plastic pit balls. We found this ball pit size to be perfect for our costume. 

We originally thought of using small balloons since we’ve made cute balloon costumes in the past. But felt pit balls would make a sturdier option. However, how fun would it have been to actually be able to “pop” the bubbles? Too bad they wouldn’t bounce back! 

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

Pop It Costume Materials: 

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME

Instructions

Step 1: Round out the corners of your square cardboard evenly so you should end up with two rounded square panels. You can place a bowl on the corners, trace with pencil and cut out the edges to make them look rounded. 

Step 2. Hot glue your corrugated roll around one square panel. Make sure to use lots of hot glue and glue both sides. Remember hot glue is your friend here!! You don’t want the costume to tear or rip easily.

Step 3. Cut out holes for your child’s head, legs, and arms. (see photo above).

Step 4. Hot glue the second piece of square panel over the corrugated parts. Again be liberal with the hot glue! Glue along all the seams and once dried, over again. 

Step 5. When the cardboard frame is done, line up your balls to make sure they will be straight and use a pencil to make lines so you know where to paint. 

Step 6.  Remove the balls and paint the strips you penciled one by one. We used painter’s masking tape to make clean lines against the pencil. Note you will need to wait in between the paint drying before adding more tape on the other panels. We chose to make a rainbow Pop It, so had to paint a lot of lines, but if you make one color this process is much easier. 

Step 7. Repeat the painting on the back side. 

Step 8. After your paint is fully dried front and back, line up your balls and hot glue them one by one. 

To put on the costume, have your child lay their arms down straight and place it over their head then help them place their arms over each arm hole one at a time. 

 

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Yield: DIY Popt It Costume

DIY POP IT COSTUME

DIY POP IT COSTUME
Pop It fidget sensory toys are all the rage and this year's viral sensation kids are crazy about. If you're looking for a Halloween costume that will turn heads, look no further than this DIY Pop It Costume!

Materials

Instructions

Step 1: Round out the corners of your square cardboard evenly so you should end up with two rounded square panels

Step 2. Hot glue your corrugated roll around one square panel. Make sure to use lots of hot glue and glue both sides. Remember hot glue is your friend here!! You don't want the costume to tear or rip easily.

Step 3. Cut out holes for your child's head, legs, and arms. (see photo above).

Step 4. Hot glue the second piece of square panel over the corrugated parts. Again be liberal with the hot glue! Glue along all the seams and once dried, over again. 

Step 5. When the cardboard frame is done, line up your balls to make sure they will be straight and use a pencil to make lines so you know where to paint. 

Step 6.  Remove the balls and paint the strips you penciled one by one. We used painter's masking tape to make clean lines against the pencil. Note you will need to wait in between the paint drying before adding more tape on the other panels. We chose to make a rainbow Pop It, so had to paint a lot of lines, but if you make one color this process is much easier. 

Step 7. Repeat the painting on the back side. 

Step 8. After your paint is fully dried front and back, line up your balls and hot glue them one by one. 

To put on the costume, have your child lay their arms down straight and place it over their head then help them place their arms over each arm hole one at a time. 

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