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Do your kids love to play pretend princess, pirate and knight among other imaginative characters? Give them the right tools and accessories with these easy projects. These aren’t elaborate costumes you’ll spend hours stitching with hard to find materials. See how you can make a shield and sword from cardboard, or no-sew accessories like superhero capes, wings and crowns. Get inspired to bring your child’s pretend play to life with these easy ideas!

No Sew Superhero Capes (via Jolly Mom)
Whip up a batch of these easy felt capes which come with a free template. These are perfect for a slew of superhero characters for any playdate or party.

Flower Fairy Costume (via The Nonpareil Home)
Give your little girl a pretty in pink fairytale costume with a beautiful floral crown and easy no-sew tutu.

Fireman Hat (via Pink Stripey Socks)
Your little dud will feel like a true hero sporting this bright red fireman hat made out of a cereal box (free template included).

Felt Animal Masks (via Emma Magazine)
These fun animal felt masks don’t require any sewing and come with an easy template to follow along.

Knight Shield and Sword (via Red Ted Art)
Give your handsome knight a decorative shield and matching sword made from cardboard, also a good way to recycle all those old boxes!

Pirate Accessories (via Glued To My Crafts)
There are some key essentials any swashbuckling pirate must have and this fun project’s got you covered from the coins to the eye patch and sword.

Petal Fairy Wings (via The Artful Parent)
Here’s a fun way to recycle an old pair of fairy wings into a beautiful nature inspired one that also makes a fun afternoon craft for the kids!

Cardboard Fairy Wings (via Bebe Stilo)
These beautiful paper wings are easily made with punched out paper in all brilliant colors of your fairy’s choosing.

Princess Tiara And Wand (via Lu Bird Baby)
Hosting a few princesses? Take a look at this pretty tutorial which walks you through making several of these charming wands and tiaras that require absolutely no sewing skills.

Easy Ninja Turtle Costume (via Kix Cereal)
Your Ninja Turtle will appreciate this rendition of the real thing to get in character mode, while you’ll appreciate how quick it was to make out of a cereal box!

Easy Monster Feet (via Kid Play Do)
Get the kids roaring and stomping their way through the house in true fashionable monster style with these fun and easy tissue box monster feet.

Also see:

5 Magical DIY Wands

8 Easy DIY Superhero Capes

5 Simple and Enchanting DIY Tutus

6 Magical DIY Crowns

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.