Monday, March 15, 2010

the cat in the hat

Last week at school all the first graders took part in a "Book Parade" where they made a poster and got to dress as favorite book character. Liam chose the cat from The Cat in the Hat. He had never mentioned that the Cat was his favorite character but I was on board because I figured that it was an easy costume to make.

It was Liam's idea (and he did it all himself) to add the curly-cue's to the letters.

The hat and bow-tie were made with felt. I copied Dana and added a pipe cleaner frame inside the hat. Although I should have added more pipe cleaners as the hat was still a little floppy.

Do you like the blue sharpie? It was near dinner time and in my rush I lost all attention to detail. Oh well.

The whiskers are my favorite part of the costume. I think it really makes the costume. Made with pipe cleaners sandwiched between two felt circles with elastic cord.

He loved his costume. Can you tell? And how cute is Thing One next to him?


Mama Thompson said...

Thing 1 is cute...but your cat in the hat is adorable...LOVE the whiskers!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

One of my FAVORITE days at school - I love your costume, of course, but his sign is awesome!

Chris said...

So very fun. My favorite Suess is the Cat in the Hat comes back...who doesn't love pink snow? I love it when my kids have input and ideas on a project. Great job, mama.

Andi said...

My sister-in-law and her husband dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Halloween last year. They looked pretty awesome.

Jenni said...

Liam is such a lucky kid to have a Mom like you. I'm dreading the time when stuff like this will be brought home by Lizzie from school. i am so not creative in those areas.

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