Thanksgiving Kid’s Crafts – How to make a snowglobe!

Snow Globe

Difficulty: Easy

Age: 6 and up, though younger children can assist with adding water and glitter.

Parental supervision is recommended

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! This darling little craft is made from recycled baby food jars, or any other type of jar you have sitting around collecting dust. We suggest making more than one, or you won’t want to give up this little keepsake to your child—they’re great to keep around your own home, perfect for your computer desk. Give your globe a theme and make it a gift for Christmas, Halloween, birthdays or any occasion. Or, you can make a snow globe featuring your favorite characters or animals such as Dinosaurs, Spiderman or Barbie. Enjoy!

For more Christmas fun, be sure to visit our Christmas crafts, Christmas ornaments crafts page, and our main Christmas area. As well, visit our winter crafts for more snowy ideas!

 

What you’ll need:

  • Baby food jars (medium or large) or any other type of jar with a lid
  • Florist clay (can be found at any craft supply store)
  • Small figurine (see “Choosing your figurine” under “Helpful Hints”)
  • White and/or silver glitter or fake snow
  • Hot glue gun or aquarium sealing glue (hot glue is less expensive)
  • Ribbon or felt (optional)
  • Garland plastic greenery (see “Getting your greenery” under “Helpful hints”)

How to make it:

  1. Wash and dry your jar completely, including the lid.
  2. Attach figurine to inside of jar lid using florist clay. If you are using a small object, it’s a good idea to build up the clay so the object will appear taller. To preview, simply place empty jar over the top of your figurine to see if you have the height where you want it. Attach any optional items with the clay (greenery, berries, etc.). Important: Use your imagination, but make sure whatever you use is waterproof and won’t dissolve.
  3. Fill jar with water to within 1/2 inch (1 cm) of top. Use cold water, warm water tends to cloud. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of glitter, or “ snow” into water. This measurement is based on a medium to large baby food jar. Adjust glitter amount according to your size jar.
  4. Using hot glue gun, line inside of lid with glue. Insert figurine in water and screw on lid.
  5. Dab lid dry if any water dripped or spilled. Apply a layer of hot glue around the rim of the lid to seal shut.
  6. Let stand and dry overnight — lid side up.
  7. Decorating the lid rim is optional, and there are several ways to do it. Attach decorative ribbon with glue, use plastic holly berries for a holiday feel, or use colored felt as we have. This can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Use white or craft glue to run a squiggly line around the felt then sprinkle with glitter and let dry. Glue on buttons, use stickers, or personalize your globe by writing your name in glue and sprinkling with glitter. You may also paint the lid rather than use ribbon or other embellishments. The possibilities are endless so have fun!

 

Tips:

Keep your globe secure. Make sure the objects are secure in the clay, you could even glue them for added security.

Choose your figurine wisely. Choose a figurine made of a material that will not dissolve or deteriorate in water over time. Cake toppers, small ornaments with the hanger removed, miniature toys and dolls are all possibilities.

Easy-to-find greenery. You will only need small pieces so look for stems in the floral department that are on sale or inexpensive. You can also trim pieces from silk and plastic greenery, or you can even fashion your own small trees out of chenille stems. Another option is to use tiny plastic pine trees found in toy train and car sets.

Glitter tips. Before gluing or sealing the lid, make sure you have sufficient amount of glitter. Depending on the size of the jar, you may need more or less. Be careful! Too much glitter will completely obscure your figurine.

Add color and pizzazz. To make a more elaborate snow globe, add tiny objects to “ float” in the water, use a drop of colored oil to create a swirling effect or use food coloring in the water. Or, instead of using just white or just silver glitter, mix the two colored glitters. Silver tends to fall faster, the white floats more. Putting them together creates a fun effect. These are just some ideas to help you create your one-of-a-kind snow globe. Use your imagination and have fun.

Choose a theme . Make your snow globe for any occasion or theme such as Halloween, birthday, sports, holiday, Victorian and beach (seashells). You can also make two and give one away as a gift.

Save your felt scraps. This craft is a perfect example of utilizing small felt pieces that were left over from other projects so remember to save those scraps.

By: Amanda Formaro –  http://crafts.kaboose.com/snglobe.html

SFMBC “Holiday Recipe Swap” Drawing

We invite all of our Facebook & Online friends to participate in our “Holiday Recipe Swap” drawing. To enter, simply share your favorite Holiday Recipe in the comment area below. Please be sure to include your contact information.

Whether it’s a favorite Pumpkin Pancakes recipe handed down through the generations or a special Autumn Apple Squash Crisp your mother serves every Thanksgiving, every family has favorite holiday recipes that are part of their family tradition.  Whatever your specialty might be—tell us!

You will get one entry per recipe.  Everyone who participates will be entered in a random drawing to win up to $50 off the retail price of any item on the San Francisco Music Box Company website. Also, please share this with your friends – if they win and you don’t – you still have a chance to win! With our “ONE for YOU, ONE for your FRIEND” recipe reward system,  one prize goes to the drawing winner AND a friend of their choosing!

So, that’s all you have to do… share your recipe!  I’m sure you will enjoy reading all of the other SFMBC fan’s Holiday Dish Recipes just as much as we do… consider this a virtual recipe swap!

Post recipes by December 1, MIDNIGHT.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 1) No purchase is necessary. 2) Contest is void where prohibited by law. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. 3) Odds of winning based on the number of valid recipe submissions received. Limit one prize per person. One prize awarded to the winner and one prize awarded to an individual of the winner’s choice. 4) Deadline to enter is by December 1, MIDNIGHT. 5) Drawing will be conducted by The San Francisco Music Box Company, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this contest. 6) The SFMBC reserves the right to eliminate any inappropriate content at anytime.  7) Affiliated companies, participating advertisers and media, employees, their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. Immediate family member is defined as husband, wife, children, mother, father, sister, sister in-law, brother or brother in-law. 8) The winner will be notified via email by December 6, 2011. The “friend” of their choice should be included, along with their friends shipping address, email and phone, in their award acceptance return email to The SFMBC. 9) The deadline for redemption of prize is by December 31, 2011.

 

Top 10 Stages of Women, Gift Ideas & Traditions

Throughout their lifetime, women will take on many different roles that mean something different to every person they touch in that lifetime. Today we have decided to write about the very special events / occasions that most girls will experience in their lives, along with some unique and heartfelt gifts ideas. If we have missed any that you, our readers, think we have forgotten – please feel free to add to the list!

10. Birth Day: You wake up to the phone ringing from your bedside table. It is your very best friend from childhood, your daughter, granddaughter or niece …and she has just given birth to a beautiful baby girl. It is her first baby and you want to get her the perfect gift. A gift that marks this very precious moment in her life. We suggest one of our Musical Music Boxes, they make the perfect Keepsake box. Shown is our “Heart Shaped Window Musical Jewelry Box.” It plays the tune, “La Vie En Rose.” We invite you to click on the image for more details.
As mothers, we like to keep things such as:

  • The baby’s first lock of hair – A common superstition holds that a lock of hair from a baby’s first haircut should be kept for good luck.
  • A piece of the babies first “lovey” or “blanket.”
  • Babies first spoon.
  • Christening Rosary.

9. Christening: After the birth of a baby, some parents choose to Baptize or Christen their new bundle of joy. Godparents are honored and family is gathered for this very special event. New mothers get to dress their baby girls in a frilly and fancy white gown. Gifts are usually special keepsakes. We suggest our “Bedtime Prayers Girl, Rotating Water Globe” that plays the tune “Jesus Loves Me.” If she has a baby boy, we also carry a blue Bedtime Prayers Boy, Rotating Water Globe.”

8. Piano Recital: After months of lessons and hours of practice (and maybe a few Aspirin), the day of her very first Piano Recital has arrived. Everyone is so proud and excited to be a part of this special event. Following the recital, everyone will meet at her favorite restaurant or someones house to celebrate. For a little girls first Piano Recital, we suggest our “Wooden Baby Grand Piano Musical Ring Box” that plays the tune “”Always In My Heart.”

 

7. Christmas: If you are anything like me, shopping for mom at Christmas time is always a challenge. What do you get for the person that seemingly has everything? Make it easy by starting her a Holiday Snow Globe collection! The San Francisco Music Box Company has a history of producing the most magnificent and collectable Snow Globes in histtory.  You can start by checking out our collection here!

6. Sweet Sixteen: 16 is such a pivotal and esteemed juncture in every girls life. They are no longer a little girl but a young woman “coming of age.” Even the candles on the cake have a special meaning, Wikipedia says.

  • The first candle is for the girl’s parents.
  • The second candle is for the siblings. (If there are no siblings, then this candle can represent the grandparents.)
  • Candles 3, 4, 5 and 6 are for the rest of the family members.
  • Candles 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 are for friends.
  • Candle 15 is for the girl’s best friend or friends.
  • The 16th candle is for a significant male, such as a boyfriend or good friend.
  • Some add a 17th candle which represents good luck

A great gift idea for sweet 16 would be our “Carousel Trinket Box.” It represents the treasured memories of childhood but also, reminds them throughout their adult life, to never loose site of the magic and dreams captured from their youth.

5. High School Graduation: High School Graduation is steeped in ritual. From having their names called out, walking across a stage, and being handed their diplomas in front of their entire class, family and friends to the final throwing of the graduate hat, High School Graduation is a great accomplishment for any teen. They are excited but nervous about leaving home for college. The future is right around the corner and they are ready to go! Might we suggest our “Ruby Slippers Click Figurine.” It plays the tune “Over The Rainbow.”  It is something they can set on their bedside to always know that loved ones are only a phone call away AND as reminder that “There’s no place like home.”

4. Wedding Day: From the time they are little girls, women are planning their picture perfect wedding day. They dream of their Prince Charming and what he will look like. They circle pictures of wedding dresses in their mothers magazines and practice dancing their first dance. Needless to say, a brides wedding day plan has been in the works since the first time they saw Cinderella. For this gift idea, we make a suggestion to the husband-to-be. As every man knows, jewelry is a woman’s best friends. Our “To My Love Music Box” is the perfect memoir to keep her favorite jewelry in. This box features a the following sentiment “To My Love -You have given me many wonderful memories. May we continue to build more memories as the days go on. I Love You.” The tune is “Let me call you Sweetheart.”

3. Baby Shower: Traditionally, baby showers were given only for the family’s first child, and both men and women attended. The original intent was for women to share wisdom and lessons on the art of becoming a mother. You can’t go wrong with The San Francisco Music Box Company’s “Hey Diddle Diddle Animated Toy Box.”


A loving piece for a nursery, with all the favorite characters from Mother Goose: Humpty Dumpty, The Cat and the Fiddle, The Dish and The Spoon, The Cow Jumping Over The Moon and Mother Goose herself!  With animated movement and the classic tune “Hey Diddle Diddle,” this piece is sure to be a favorite for years to come!

2. Wedding Anniversary: For most men, finding that “perfect” anniversary gift can be quite a challenge. We can’t think of a better way to profess one’s love than through one of the most well know and beloved characters of all time!

Our favorite bird with our favorite sentiment, the “Tweety I Wuv You” figurine is sure to put a smile on her face.  Tweety offers your true love a beautiful flower and plays the tune: “I Wanna Be Loved By You.”

1. Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in our lives. As little girls dream of being brides, they will never know of another bond as strong until they become new mothers. They soon shift their aspirations and hopes upon their children and spend their lives bettering themselves through their accomplishments. What do we – as daughters, son’s, husbands and grandmothers – give our mothers to celebrate their unconditional love? The best gifts, as most mothers will concur, are the gifts made with love by their children. We can only second this gift by suggesting you re-read our #10 on the list. This gift idea is specifically aimed to our new Grandmothers.

For a new mother’s FIRST mother’s day, we propose to re-gift.  The music box you recieved, or the keepsake box that you have kept for all these years, when she was born. Now she can carry on the tradition of the Mother’s Music Box!

We must not forget the Grandmother’s in our lives. Honor your Grandmother with our “Red Rose Mushroom Water Globe” that plays the tune “The Rose.” A classic red rose, the perfect gift of love.

Seasons – Pier 39, San Francisco, California

To kick-off our exclusive San Francisco Music Box Company retailer interviews, we have chosen “Season’” of San Francisco’s historic and forever popular Pier 39.

“Seasons” is not only one of the pier’s most beloved gift shops for visitors from around the world but also The San Francisco Music Box Company’s first home when they were an independent retailer. In addition to the California Sea Lions that have made their permanent home on the Pier, a two-story carousel sits at the end of the pier and is a popular tourist location for families.

Located on the 2nd Level of the Pier lives “Seasons”. We had the opportunity to speak with the owner, Robert Delgau, about his store and what makes it so unique.

What makes your Shoppe unique?
It has to be our product mix. We carry a lot of unique gifts,  stuff you can’t find everywhere else. We get people from all over the world, from Australia to the UK, that always comment that they have never seen anything quite like it. We are primarily a music box / ALL holiday gift store. We pride ourselves in our selection that varies from strange to very unique…it is really more of a “shopping adventure”. We are one of the busiest, top destination points in the world and our clientele is different every day. All age groups, ours are from everywhere.

How did you come up with your stores name?
We didn’t want to call it a Holiday store, we are a seasonal store…for all seasons and gift occasions.

What do you specialize in?
Most of our customers come to us for our music boxes. For example, our most unique musical gift is “The Teddy Takes Requests”. It is a teddy bear that plays the piano depending what hat is on his head. For example,if you put on the Christmas hat, he will play a variety of 25 songs. It has been our #1 selling item for 5 years. You can leave it out all year long.

Why do you sell SFMBC product?
Because I love music boxes and The San Francisco Music Box Company sells a great variety of musical products of various themes and types. Their quality is excellent and our visitors love them!

What is your bestselling SFMBC product?
Anything “Phantom of the Opera”.

For anyone visiting your neck of the woods, what do you suggest they ‘check-out’ while visiting?
(Laughs) I would have to say Pier 39!

How long has your store been in operation?
Season has been here for 6 years.

What would you like us to share with our readers?
Music boxes have been around for years and are still one of the best and most unique gifts you can give. Every girl has a ballerina music box and will carry down the tradition and get their daughters one and so on. Music boxes are all about family traditions. They are the one thing that they will always treasure as they grow older. They have always been, and always will be, one of the most unique and sentimental gifts you can give anybody.

You can visit Season’s at:
Pier 39, 2nd Floor (N213)
San Francisco, CA 94133
http://www.seasonssf.com
http://www.facebook.com/SeasonsSF?sk=wall

Hours:
Mon – Thu: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am-9:00 pm

 

The Kansas Tornado

Have you ever wondered how MGM managed to recreate one of the most realistic movie tornado’s in the history of Hollywood’s most amazing special effects WITHOUT the usage of animation or any computer manipulation?

Amazingly enough, only about $12,000 out of the total $2,777,000 used to make the entire 1939 Wizard of Oz film was used to build the Tornado.

The first tornado was designed from a 35 foot tall rubber cone.The problem with this tornado was that is was way to rigid and wouldn’t spin properly. The special effects coordinator, Arnold Gillespie, had never experienced a real-life Kansas tornado.

He did though take advantage of his aviation background to come up with his next idea. He recalled that the shape of the airport wind socks greatly resembled the cone shape of a tornado. He took a piece of woven cloth and fashioned it into the shape of a tornado.

Seeing that his newest tornado replica was flexible enough to twist and bend like an actual tornado, he built a much bigger muslin version of 35 feet. The top of the tornado was connected to a specialized steel framework from on top of the stage. The mechanism was specifically built for the movie and was very similar to lifts used in warehouses to lift heavy objects to move them around. Again, the top of the funnel was connected to the top of the stage. The bottom of the funnel disappeared into a slot in the stage floor. A rod came up through the base of the tornado to pull it from one side of the stage to the other, making it look like a real spinning tornado.

To make the tornado appear more realistic, a powdery brown dust and sediment was sprayed into the base of the tornado. The same dust was sprayed into the top of the tornado. As the muslin was somewhat porous, the dust and sediment could escape the tiny holes and appear to look more like an actual spinning motion. This also kept the the sides of the tornado fuzzy, so that it didn’t look like a hard surface. Some dark stripes were painted on the muslin inside the tornado and a little dust was added to give the incredible whirling effect.

To recreate the dark and ominous clouds often seen during a tornado, two panes of glass were placed 4 to 5 feet in front of the cameras. On the panes of glass, gray puffs of cotton balls were glued on to resemble these clouds. The panels were shifted from side-to-side to add to the believability of the storm. Stage hands were forced to breathe in a yellow-black sulfur smoke that represented the dense clouds of the tornado. Many of the stage hands became very ill and coughed up a similar colored mucus.

After the tornado was filmed, it was projected onto a translucent screen. The actors could then be placed in front of it and shot in their roles. Dirt, leaves and other storm debris was blown by wind machines onto the actors. Stage hands, again, got dirty by contributing to the tossing of debris.

The San Francisco Music Box Company has recreated The Wizard of Oz (TM) Tornado…it might not be as good as the original but we really like it! You can see it here!

**http://www.stormtrack.org/library/fringe/oz.htm**

25th Anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month marks the 25th anniversary of this nationally respected campaign that strives to increase awareness of the disease and raise awareness on how to become self-empowered about early detection and treatment. According to the American Cancer Society, one in approximately every 1,838 women between the ages of 20 and 30 will be diagnosed this year with breast cancer.

This year, The San Francisco Music Box Company will be donating a portion of the proceeds from each purchase of its very special “Faith & Doves” Water Globe to a breast cancer organization. This beautiful and inspirational piece features 2 white doves atop a bouquet of pink roses. The base is a soft pink and adorned with delicate scrollwork that enclose the inscription, “Faith makes all things possible.” The tune is Ludwig van Beethoven’s, “Für Elise.”

To participate, visit the official San Francisco Music Box Company website and purchase this water globe anytime during the month of October.

The “Wicked” Watchful Eye of OZ

Wizard of OZ™ 4 Character WG Wicked Witch Silhouette

Wizard of OZ™ 4 Character WG Wicked Witch Silhouette

Wizard of OZ™ 4 Character –  Wicked Witch Silhouette

Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched? These 4 WOZ favorites seem to never leave the wicked and watchful eye of The Wicked Witch of the West.

In this frightfully fantastic WOZ piece, the “Wicked Witch” is silhouetted in a backdrop, as our four favorite characters try to find their way. The globe illuminates and features touch/sound activation.

This Halloween, add a touch of “Wicked” to your spooky decor!

Tune: “Witch Song/”I’ll Get You My Pretty” 9.5″H

Find out more at The San Francisco Music Box Company!

1st Annual SFMBC Costume Contest – OZ THEME!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Purchasing will not increase your chances of winning.

1)      Entry

a)      By entering, you represent that: (i) your entry is your own original work; and (ii) you have the right to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest.

b)      By entering, you grant to Sponsor a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use your submission, along with your name and likeness, in any and all media for any purpose, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law).

c)      By participating in the Contest, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize.

d)     Sponsor reserves the right to amend these official rules and to permanently disqualify from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules.

e)      Every entrant must be the parent or legal guardian of the Child featured in the submitted photo and must be 19 years of age or older.

f)       Post an original color photo of you or your child wearing their “Oz Inspired” Halloween costume on the SFMBC Facebook Wall.

g)      Each contestant may present (wear) one and only one costume. No group or multi-person entries.

h)      Any costume which, in The San Francisco Music Box Co. opinion, is considered offensive or in poor taste will be considered ineligible.

i)        Any costumes submitted to The San Francisco Music Box Co. wall that are NOT of The Wizard of Oz™ theme are not eligible and will be removed.

j)        For each costume image posted, submit an a brief description of which Oz character is being represented.

k)      Entrant represents and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original, non-published work that does not infringe any privacy, intellectual property or other rights of any third parties. By entering, entrant represents that he or she owns or has the rights to convey any and all right and title in the submitted photo.

l)        Each entry must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e., no team, joint, or corporate entries) and all components of the entry must be the original creation of the submitting participant.

m)    One entry per person; multiple entries of one individual will be disqualified. If you are a parent or legal guardian of multiple children, you may enter one photograph of each child.

n)    You must be a Fan of the SFMBC Facebook Page to participate. The contest is only open to SFMBC Fans.

2)      Voting / Judging

a)      The Facebook “Fan’s” of the SFMBC will have an opportunity to ‘like’ their favorite Oz costumes. SFMBC Facebook “Fan’s” can vote for as many costume entries as they would like. One Fan “Like” is equivalent to one vote.

b)      By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and that the decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects.

c)      Entrance in the contest and/or acceptance of prize offered constitutes permission to use winner’s first name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensations permitted by law. The San Francisco Music Box Company reserves the right to use photos of entrants for promotional purposes in print, Web sites, and other media.

d)     Contest entrants will also have the opportunity to vote on their favorite costumes submitted by other users, or on their own entry.

e)      Judging will be completed by November 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm CST and potential winners will be notified by email or phone on or before November 12, 2011.

3)      Prizes

a)      1st  Prize –Wizard of OZ™ Large Wicked Witch Sonic Figurine – Retail Price: $119.00;, 2nd Prize – Up to $50 off retail price of any one Wizard of Oz item

b)      The winners will have until December 7, 2011 by 5:00 pm CST to claim their prize. After that time, the prize will be forfeited.

Top 10 Oz Characters and Costume Ideas – The Lullaby League

The Lullaby League
“We represent the Lullaby League, The Lullaby League, The Lullaby League
And in the name of the Lullaby League, We wish to welcome you to Munchkinland,”
~ The Lullaby League.


You might be a Lollipop Kid if you tend to:
...insist on always taking a couple of friends with you when you go to the powder room.
…feel like you never get to be in the “middle”.
…you can never to seem to get that one particular song out of your head.

 

 

Becoming a Member of the Lullaby League
You Will Need:

Pink tights
Pink tutu
Pink or red ballet slippers
Pink or red ribbon (to match the slippers)
Pink leotard

The Hat
Poster board
Pink fabric
Fake pink flowers
Fabric glue
Pink ribbon

The only DIY part of the Lullaby League costume is the hat. Take the poster board, cut and roll it into a tall cone that will fit on the head. Unroll the poster board and attach pink fabric to the poster board with fabric glue. Take your pink flowers and pull off blooms, petals and flowers and staple or glue them around the bottom of the hat. Take a bigger flower with 3-4 in. of stem and glue or staple the end of the stem on top of the point of the hat. Wrap pink ribbon around the stem and glue or staple. The flower should hang off the top of the hat. Use elastic string or pink ribbon to hold on the head.

Top 10 Oz Characters and Costume Ideas – The Lollipop Kids of the Lollipop Guild

Lollipop Kids from the Lollipop Guild
“We represent the Lollipop Guild, The Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild.
And in the name of the Lollipop Guild, We wish to welcome you to Munchkin Land,”
~ The Lollipop Guild.
The Oz Munchkins
“The Munchkins were brought to Hollywood for The Wizard of Oz by an agent named Leo Singer, who specialized in little people vaudeville and who had earlier supplied the cast for the all-midget musical, The Terror of Tiny Town. He paid each Munchkin $50 to $75 a week. Singer hired only midgets because they were proportional like average-size people. Dwarfs have slight deformities, making them less adept at dancing and moving about fluidly.” ~ by Stephen Cox, Chiprowe.com, The Munchkins of Oz, Book Review.
You might be a Lollipop Kid if you tend to
…have no idea what the word “portions” mean.
…take 2-3 hours getting ready to go out for the evening.
…spend way too much money on hair product.

Becoming a Lollipop Kid
You Will Need:

Plaid Shirt – White Collar
Red, Blue or Green Trousers
One Styrofoam disc (Craft Store)
One dowel rod to stick into the disk (Craft Store)
Matching striped socks
Brown boots
Thick hair pomade or hair wax
Hairspray (Aquanet)
Scissors

Putting together a Lollipop kid costume is as easy as visiting your local Goodwill. If you can’t find a plaid shirt with a white color, color the collar with white fabric paint.  Cut the sleeves and shirt bottom off with a 1 inch zig-zag pattern. Take your trousers and cut them in the same zig-zag pattern just above the knee. Put on the stripped socks or tights, slip on some brown boots. The hair is basically a pompadour with some additional flair. The key is to get enough of the wax or pomade in your hair to make it moldable. Once you get the style right, spray it down!