As many of you know, we love to dress up here. We have a dedicated dress-up area and we pretend play all the time. Recently, we’ve made a pretend grocery store and we’ve been pirates on a treasure hunt. Every once in a while I like to add in a few more things to the dress-up area. I've made homemade tutus before; my daughter loves them and they're pretty easy to make. I made her a tutu as part of her costume last Halloween. As I was going through the dress-up chest recently, I noticed that I have made a lot of things for my daughter but I haven't made a lot of things geared towards my son’s interests. He loves the ladybug wings we have, but I wanted to update the dress-up chest to reflect some of his favorites as well.
I went to the dollar store and found some cute items. I was able to get a little cowboy vest, an army hat & vest and a knight’s chest armor. He immediately put on the knight’s chest armor. He seemed thrilled to have new dress up items. Then I got inspired to get crafty! I made him a Batman costume for Halloween but I wanted to alter it so he could put the cape on without needing to put the shirt on too. Here’s the altered result in action!
I was inspired to keep going and make some more capes. When my daughter was little she was very much into the Wonder Pets, so much so that I made her a Wonder Pets cape. It's gotten a little bit small for both of them, so I wanted to make new capes for both of them. I have way too much fabric in my house, so I was able to make them two capes out of some material. I also made superhero masks. So much fun!!
I have so many more ideas!!
My plan over the next few weeks is to add in:
Wings - they love the ladybug wings we already have, and I thought we should have some more
Doctor’s coat and mask - We currently have a doctor’s kit in there, and I think they’d love a coat and mask to go along with it
Headband ears - because they’re adorable!!
Cardboard swords - to go along with the knight’s armor
Fun colorful scarves - a versatile dress up item they could use for whatever
Here's a peek at some other great dress up ideas over on Pinterest
What items are in your dress up chest?