In today’s post: Make an easy Green Eggs and Ham costume for Dr. Suess day!
I gotta say, I get just a leetle annoyed when I get a note home from school telling me my kid needs another costume for another special day. I mean, I love that teachers are trying to do fun, engaging activities with my children, but why so many costumes? I can hardly keep up with crazy hair day and wear red for drug free week, let alone dressing up my child as a 100 year old for the 100th day of school… So when my little one told me he needed a costume for Dr. Suess day I flipped through our books looking for the EASIEST possible outfit I could copy. I landed on Sam I Am from Green Eggs and Ham.
In case you didn’t know, March 2nd is Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss’ birthday), and is often celebrated as Dr. Seuss Day at elementary schools.
I was able to put together this green eggs and ham costume in less than an hour for about five bucks. My little guy is so delighted with his outfit! If you have a little one who will be celebrating Dr. Suess’ birthday next week, keep reading for instructions on how to put together this simple costume.
How to make green Eggs and Ham Costume
First, you’ll need to round up a yellow shirt. I found mine at Joann’s while I was getting the other supplies for $2.50. Then just print out an “I am Sam – Sam I am” sign onto cardstock.
For the floppy hat, you’ll need 1/4 yard of red fleece (you’ll actually only use about half of it) for a hat that fits a 4-yr-old with an average size head. You might want to go up to 1/3 yard for older kids and start with larger circles in the first step below:
(In step two above look at the top pieces for the hat – there’s a straight edge along the bottom of them, right? Well, that was my first try and the hat ended up a little small. So I cut two new hat pieces, this time curving that bottom line out a bit, and it worked great.)
To make the green eggs and ham you’ll need one 9×12 piece of white craft felt (2 if you want to make a plate as well) and one piece of green.
You can just use a white paper plate, or make a felt plate like I did. I cut two large circles of white felt and then cut a bit smaller circle from a cereal box and sewed the felt together with the cereal box circle in between. I hand stitched the eggs and ham onto the plate so they wouldn’t fall off (a safety pin works as well).
Happy Dr. Seuss day!