It’s Dr. Seuss week at school, so that means costumes and fun crafts! I love that my son still gets excited to dress up and pretend, and I love even more that he wants homemade costumes.
Sawyer’s favorite book is Green Eggs and Ham, so naturally he wanted to dress up as a character from that story. After much consideration (and me making sure I can actually get the costume together), he decided on Sam-I-Am.
Lucky me, I found a super helpful (and easy) tutorial over at It’s Always Autumn.
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Starting with the eggs and ham
Cut 2 white circles for the eggs and 2 small green circles for the center.
Sew the green center onto the white circle, stopping halfway to add a small amount of filling, then sew shut.
Note: I hand sewed everything for this costume, which was easy enough, but you could certainly use a sewing machine and complete this project in no time!
For the ham
Cut out a green circle (for the front of the ham) and a small white circle (for the hambone). Size is up to you really, depending on the size of your paper plate they will sit on. Sew the white circle onto the green circle.
Next, cut out two half-oval shapes from the green felt to finish the ham. The length of the straight line should be about double the length of the circle.
Sew the half-ovals together and flip rightside out. Start sewing the green circle onto the half-oval and stop halfway to add the fiber fill. Finish sewing the circle.
For the hat
Cut the ring from the red felt for the base of the hat. My son is 6, and I did 7 inches and 10 inches, so adjust accordingly.
Cut out 2 equal pieces for the top of the hat and sew together, turn rightside out. The straight side of the hat should be about the same length as the center of the circle from the base. Sew on the base of the hat.
And finally, you have the cutest Sam-I-Am you’ve probably ever seen 🙂 Happy Dr. Seuss Week!