Today I Want To Be…
Most young children love
A dressing up box is a worthwhile investment which you can keep adding
Some suggestions for the
- Special Oufits– fairy wings, tulle skirts, superhero costumes
- Headwear– old glasses (remove the lenses!), wigs, assortment of hats, can even make antennae using hairbands with pipecleaners!
- Bits and Bobs– jewellery, old watches, belts, gloves, handbags
- Old Clothes– oversized clothes and shoes of your own or from thrift stores
- Something Special– feather boas, wands, swords, sequins, fake fur, face paints
- Homemade Outfits–
wrap-around cloaks, modified pieces of material and hats, foil covered
cardboard police badges, mum’s make-up (on special occasions!)
an old curtain for a ballgown, a raincoat and boots for a fireman (can
also wear the police badge!), a length of tulle for a bride or
ballerina- most scraps of material that you have can be used in some
way. Even the tiniest square of material I have manages to become a
blanket for teddy or doll of some description.
*TIP- For younger kids you might want to replace buttons with velcro so that they can change without always requiring adult help.
Good sources for child dress ups are opportunity shops, garage sales,
flea markets and of course your own wardrobe!! My kids love dressing up
their teddies as well which just requires old baby clothes of the right
Make a Story
the ideas that inspire your child through dressing up to create a story
that you act out together. Boxes and other household items can be used
as props and the story can be as simple or nonsensical as your child
allows it to be.
Let your imagination run wild!