Reader Jessica just started a new blog called mad in crafts (named after a quote in Hamlet – love it!), and to kick it off she wrote up a fabulous tutorial for making a Max (from Where the Wild Things Are) costume, and guess what, she used a ton of dollar store stuff to make it!! She cleverly hacked up a couple of dollar store teddy bears for faux fur (crown & tail), used a white dollar store fleece scarf for raw material (including Max’s famous pointy hood), and bought a pair of oversized thrift store jammies for the main part of the costume (turned inside out, so they’d show white – brilliant!). You have to check out her tutorial and all her cleverness in making this amazing costume! If you made it through this paragraph and all its parenthesis, then you deserve to [click over to Jessica’s blog for the full tutorial].

If you start gathering supplies today, you still have time to make one of these great costumes for your kiddos!

Project Estimate:

  • Thrift store pajamas, $1 and up
  • Fleece scarf, $1
  • Teddy bears (brown & white), $2
  • Stiff yellow felt, $.50
  • Buttons, on hand or $1
  • Sewing stuff, on hand

Total: $5.50 and up

p.s. If you’re loving the Where the Wild Things Are theme this year, check out last week’s post and Wild Thing craft round up