Kids love to dress-up and engage in pretend play. This type of play is integral to development and is a great way for kids to practice imaginative and creative play. My daughter has recently asked for an Elsa cape for a “show” that she has been meticulously planning for a while now. Grab an old t-shirt and make a super quick and easy DIY no-sew Elsa cape!
For a DIY No-Sew Elsa Cape
What you need:
- a t-shirt (I used an adult large so that it was long)
- fabric paint
What to do:
- Cut the back of the t-shirt on the side seams.
- Continue the cut up the seam of the sleeve where it connects to the back.
- Cut along the shoulder seam and along the neckline of the front of the shirt to make 2 separate pieces or fabric.
- Cut some material off of the shoulder area to make a more streamline cape.
- Cut the neckline in half, and apply velcro to each side to create a breakaway neckline.
- Spray the bottom of the shirt with bleach (see how Twitchetts does this here), or dampen the cape and sprinkle on some bleach powder. (optional).
- Rinse and dry the shirt to remove any excess bleach.
- Use fabric paint to draw some snowflakes on the back of the cape.
I’ll be honest, I had no idea how to draw snowflakes and found this awesome (and simple) tutorial on Pinterest!
With the other side of the shirt (the crossed out part above), I stuck some velcro on the cut ends of the neck and made a dress-up doctor shirt for the kids as well! Better than throwing the scraps in the trash!
If you really want to step up your Elsa dress-up making game, check out this tutorial from Ruffles and Rain Boots to make an Elsa dress-up apron!
Don’t forget to add this to your Halloween or Kids Pin board!