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A one-of-a-kind costume for your little lobster

Who wants to dress up as a princess or a superhero, when you can be… A LOBSTER! Follow these simple steps to make an outfit that’s truly out-of-this-ocean. Perfect for playtime, school dress-up days, birthday parties, lobster conventions and under-the-sea tea parties

You will need:

1 large cardboard sheet
3 smaller cardboard strips
1 small cardboard box
Scissors
Double-sided tape
Paint for decorating

Step-by-step cardboard lobster costume

Step 1

Step 1

Get together everything you need.

Step 2

Step 2

Using scissors, cut a scallop shape into the bottom of each strip of cardboard.

Step 3

Step 3

Layer the scalloped strips on top of each other, and stick together using glue. Paint on a shell pattern using red or orange paint (or coral, if you’re feeling fancy).
Once it’s dry, bend your mega-scallop in a circle to fit around your little lobster. Tape together.

Step 4

Step 4

Cut straps out of cardboard to go over your little lobster’s shoulders. Attach them to your mega-scallop.

Step 5

Step 5

Now for the lobster head! You’ll need your small cardboard box, and a cardboard sheet cut into a semi-oval shape. Cut a face-shaped hole into both pieces of cardboard, and stick them together.

Step 6

Step 6

Using your leftover cardboard, make antenna and stick them on. Decorate with paint.

Step 7

Step 7

Cut pincers out of cardboard, paint them, and attach to them to your little one’s wrists using cardboard straps.

Step 8

Step 8

Totally clawsome! Your starring shellfish is ready to wow the world.

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