I have 3 sons. The two oldest love science. We have grown all kinds of science experiments in our kitchen window. plants, trips, sea monkeys. You name it we have probably tried it. Their favorite was the meat eating plants. We loved to catch flies and feeding them to our Venus Fly Trap. It is amazing how the slightest of touch triggers there mouths to close. Then I saw a costume for a Venus fly trap online. It inspired me to make his costume.
So this year after seeing this costume on Chasing Fireflies.I just had to convince my son to be a Venus Fly Trap for Halloween.
2 wire hangers
2 pieces foam core from the dollar store.
I started by cutting 2 large pieces of Green felt and orange knit for the head. I cut mine in huge leaf shapes. About 2 feet long by 18 inches wide. this measurement may be larger or small depending on the size of the childs head.
Cut 20-25 triangles from the white felt in various sizes. These will be used for the teeth. Once cut lay your green fleece on the table. Lay your white teeth with the points facing into the middle of the head along one long edge of the head. Lay the orange fabric on top. Pin into place and stitch along the one long edge.
Repeat this step with the other pieces.
Cut 2 large pieces of Peltex or TimTex. The same shape but slightly smaller than the leaf shape.
Slide the Peltex into the leaf shape in between the orange and green fabric. This will give head of the fly trap some shape. For the piece that will be the bottom cut a hole out of the center of the peltex for your childs head. Make it an inch or two larger than the head.
To make the shirt I used a raglan style shirt my son has as a template. Cut it out and stitch shirt together.
For the hands I cut 4 horseshoe shape gloves of each the orange and green fleece. lay the green fleece down add your teeth, and place the orange fleece on top. Stitch around the edge leaving the bottom flat edge open.