DIY Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes



These two cuties (Shiloh and her friend) decided to be Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Halloween on the bus last week Thursday. As luck would have it, we couldn’t get the costumes in time so I got out the sewing machine and puff paint and got to work.

For the record, I recommend buying the shirts if you have the time to wait for them in the mail. They’re only about $13 on Amazon.

Two positives of making the shirt:
1. I was excited to be able to get them long sleeves so they would be a little warmer when they were out and about Trick or Treating.
2. This could be a super fun parent/child project! 🙂

Happy Sewing… and Puff-Painting!


Shirt, Skirt, and Leggings

Red Shirt:
$4.97 (Wal-Mart)
Leggings: $10 (Target)
Tutu: $10 (Party City)
Puff Paint: $2.47 (Wal-Mart)
Sewing Machine
White Thread
White Fabric Scraps

Creating the Circle
After I finished, the shirts I realized that sewing the circle’s edge before putting it on the shirt was unnecessary, I could have just left the edges without sewing as the puff paint covered it all. However, I wasn’t sure so I didn’t leave it to chance.
If you and your kids try this one I would drop this step.

Puff-Paint Time!
Don’t forget to let it dry for a day. 🙂

Measuring and Sewing

More Puff-Paint… and Dry Time!


Thing 1 & Thing 2


Thing 1 & Thing 2






A little blue hair to finish the look!


Thing 1 & Thing 2


About cedarbranch

Welcome to Cedar Branch! Written By: Randa Smith. Randa loves Jesus, hubby: Barat, kids: Shiloh and Silas, decorating and repurposing. She spends the rest of her free time with her family and friends, shopping, drinking lattes and putting in as little effort as possible to stay mildly fit. Happy Reading!
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