We had a lot of fun today creating paper costumes at the OKCMOA. For Drop-in-art today I had the children design and build costumes using poster board, tissue paper and other items.
First we drew and thought out our designs on paper. We related our pieces to the museum's current exhibition, Sketch to Screen: The Art of Hollywood Costume Design. Oddly, there were a lot of girls today so, we made a lot of dresses and skirts.
The best way to start with the skirts is to cut a length of poster board into a strip. From there you can attach tissue paper easily with a gluestick.
Here you can see a length of poster board cut to waist size and pieces of tissue paper have been added with foam stickers.
We added all sort of other embellishments and even a bodice to the waistband.
Add a bodice but cutting poster board and taping it on both sides to your waistband. You can sort of see on the backside of my example how to attach bodice.
You will need:
-hot glue (for fast instant hold)
-feather and any other items you wish to attach
Here are a few of our works! The kids loved this and yours will too!
closeup of rosettes on my class example. Enjoy!