I realized that Halloween is just around the corner and I still hadn't made a costume for the baby yet. We decided that he'd be a tree this year. Rather than buy something I wanted to make something using materials on hand. This tinfoil technique is straight from college 3D sculpture classes...I had to go through all those years of expensive schooling but you get it here for free!
Tin Foil Tree Costume Tutorial:
Materials Needed: Tin foil, masking tape, paint. (Optional: felt, beads, thread, etc)
3. Place the tree on your model (if this is to be a costume) and bend it to the curve of their head so it fits nicely. If it is meant to be a free-standing sculpture, make sure it stands on its own or make adjustments.
5. I wanted a fall tree so I decided to cut out some orange and brown leaves out of felt. You can use a glue gun to attach or sew them on like I did. (because I couldn't find my glue gun) For a spring/summer tree you could use green tones of felt. You could also use beads for fruits and make an apple tree, etc. There are a lot of beautiful decorative possibilities with this project!
7. All done! Isn't he a cute little tree? NOTE: this costume works for a little older kids than the one pictured. He couldn't wait to rip it off his head and play with it (aka destroy it) so you might want to keep that in mind.