Family Costume Idea : DIY Hungry Hippos Costume
You can make this super cute family costume idea from a favorite board game, the Hungry Hippos!
Hot glue gun
- Baby, toddler or kids hat
- Foam or felt crafting sheets that match your chosen hippo clothing color
- Fabric dye in the colors of your choice
- White ball pit balls
For the outfits themselves, all you’ll do is dye them to the colors of your choice according to the manufacturer instructions and let dry.
Once you’re all ready to go, you’ll use a dab of hot glue to randomly place the white ball pit balls on each outfit.
For the hippo hats: Cut shapes for the ears and nostrils from felt (for the blue) and foam sheets (for the pink and orange) to be able to match them to the hat colors.
To make the ear shape: Add a dot of hot glue to the center of the ear and pinch closed until the glue is dry. Then you’ll them to each side of the hat.
Cut pieces of white and black foam sheets for the eyes and teeth, then hot glue in place. I found that giving the ears and nostrils a bit of dimension by gluing them on at a curve made it feel more realistic.
For the baby walker: I used different cutout shapes of craft foam and painted styrofoam balls to give the illusion of the game while also trying to keep them out of her immediate reach.