blue bird costume DIY

We’re so excited to share our second post using Scotch® Color & Pattern Duct Tape! They challenged us to make a Halloween costume and we decided on a Bluebird, here’s how we did it:
kids costume: duct tape

For supplies you’ll need:

✔ Cardboard

✔ A plain plastic mask, you can buy at most craft stores or Amazon has one for cheap here.

✔ Ribbon

✔ Hot Glue gun


Scotch® Color & Pattern Duct Tape – we used Aqua and Royal blue for the wings and face, and then orange for the beak and talons.

kids costume: duct tape

WINGS // First, start by making the wings. Emily started with two pieces of cardboard cut out at 18 x 6 inches each. Then round the edges, cutting diagonally. Once you have the shape of the cardboard, you’ll cover both sides with thetape. Using a contrasting color of tape we cut out “feathers” and placed them randomly over the fronts of the wings.

kids costume: duct tape

To keep the wings from falling off we hot glued ribbon on the underside the wings connecting the shoulders together so the wings don’t slide down, and then three six inch pieces at the top, and bottom of each wing.

MASK // The mask is a cinch. Start by covering the mask in the royal blue tape. Then glue a triangular scrap of cardboard over the bridge of the mask’s nose. The will create the “beak.” Once that is dry, you can cover the beak piece with the orange tape.

kids costume: duct tape

TALONS // To create the look of the claw feet, we took more scraps of cardboard: 4 pieces that are 4 inches long and 1 inch wide, and then 2 more that are 5 inches long and one inch wide. Cover those pieces in the orange tape with a little overhang. We cut that overhang into a point to really give it that claw look. Then we simply hot glued the talon pieces to strips of ribbon for an easy tie on.

kids costume: duct tape

To help add to the costume we put Hayes in a blue t-shirt and yellow leggings, all items we had lying around. So when it’s all added up this costume would cost less than $20 and you will have extra tape for months! We made this costume back in April and it has gotten A LOT of wear. The best part about Scotch® Color & Pattern Duct Tape is that it’s so incredibly durable. Even after hours of flapping and squawking it looks as good as new. Since the tape is weather-proof you can wear with confidence no matter what weather Halloween brings you!

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