Disclaimer: If you are someone who needs to measure and/or have a template, this is not the post for you. If you like to have a bit of freedom and don't mind “eye-balling” it, welcome! Also, this isn't made to be sold, therefore it is a little amteaur-ish. It's made for a baby who will probably end up getting drool all over it. It's a fun little extra flair that only took an hour to make - and only costs $0.25.
Ok, now that's over with, let's get started. I got this little frog as a gift from one of my former students. I've decided that this frog and my baby are going to be best friends. I named it, Lil’ Joey. If you’ve seen my other post, my nursery is Superhero themed. So why not create a superhero costume for this adorable stuffed frog?
It was one of those mornings where you wake up and are super ready to get things done. I was determined to make this costume. I started by making a stencil for the mask. I marked where his eyes were against the paper and drew out the stencil for the mask from there. I adjusted the shape to where I was satisfied and then cut it out.
I would’ve then used the stencil to cut out the mask on a piece of felt, but I didn't have the color I wanted. I got it later on that day at Walmart for $0.25 (including sales tax).
Then I moved on to the cape. This was longer/harder part. First, I made sure the felt was able to be wrapped around his neck. After that, I used a spool of ribbon to cut out a round shape for the felt to wrap around the back of its neck.
From there, I “eyeballed” how much of the felt I needed to cut off so the front looked more like a neck strap, thus creating a cape look rather than a cloak look.
With a sharpie, I marked where I should cut to create the neck strap in the front. Then I marked where his shoulder was and angled it out to meet with the corner at the bottom for an A-shape. Then I cut it out.
Hello! My name is Char. Thank you for visiting my blog, CallCrafts. I am a wife and mother who LOVES to make things. Read tutorials on crafts I've created to decorate my home, for parties, and more! Read more about me in My Story.