Make sure you shower before you get into those Hallowe'en costumes. Or be like Medha. Be the Shower!
She couldn't stop laughing and so the picture is blurry. But we still like it a lot!
Medha borrowed this idea from her National Geographic Kids magazine. We adapted it to make it from materials we had at home.
- A hula hoop
- A shower curtain
- Shower curtain rings
- Clear packing tape and duct tape
- Cardboard tube from a paper towel roll
- A styrofoam cup
- A bow made of clear shiny plastic
- A shower cap
- A shower poof
- Put the shower curtain rings on the hula hoop and hook the shower curtain on.
- Tie two pieces of string of adequate length from one side to the other of the hula hoop, so that these can be used to hold the hula hoop on the child's shoulders, one on each side. Use duct tape to hold these in place.
- Cut the shower curtain to an appropriate length so that the child will not trip and fall while trick-or-treating.
- Tie the first and last shower curtain rings together with a piece of string so that the shower curtain does not slide all over the place. The shower will be 'open' where the two ends come together and we preferred to keep this towards the back.
- Cut a notch on one end of the cardboard tube so that the base of the styrofoam cup can rest on it with its mouth at a downward angle. Use packing tape to hold the cup on the tube. Cover the whole contraption with aluminum foil. This is the shower-head.
- Stick the clear plastic bow on the inside of the cup. This is the water.
- Cut the cardboard tube at the bottom and hook it securely onto the hula hoop using duct tape. We put this on one side, as you can see. If it looks more like a table-lamp, you really need to fire up that imagination of yours!
- Put the shower cap on the trickster, hand her the shower-poof, wrap a towel around her shoulders so that the string does not hurt her and send her off!
She was in heaven when I used some of my mousse on her face as foam. But it quickly lost its oomph so I am still looking for an alternative to soapy foam. If you have any ideas, please let me know! Their school parade is sometime in the afternoon, followed by their Hallowe'en party.
Happy Hallowe'en to you all!