DIY Halloween Costume

Raining Cats and Dogs

  • Black posterboard
  • 4 sheets black sticky felt (like Presto)
  • White fabric pencil
  • Glue
  • Gray thread
  • Needle
  • Child-size umbrella
  1. Cut 8 dog and 8 cat silhouettes, each about 2″ or 3″ high, out of poster board. Trace shapes onto felt with pencil, and cut out 16 dogs and 16 cats.
  2. Glue a piece of thread about 4″ or 5″ long on each paper cut-out; then use them to back corresponding felt silhouettes. Be sure to leave at least a 2″ tail at the top.
  3. Tie animals to umbrella spokes, alternating between cats and dogs. Glue ends to secure. To dangle animals between spokes, thread tails through needle, poke through umbrella, and knot to secure. Stick remaining 16 felt animals all over umbrella.

4. Create a larger cat or dog silhouette, about 4″ high, from felt, and back it with poster board. Secure to top point of umbrella with glue.

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Anna Fox
Anna is a 11th grader and it is her first year in journalism. She loves to act and sing in shows.