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This DIY Dory Costume Will Keep the Kids Swimming

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Like most children, my daughter finds just as much, if not more, entertainment playing with a cardboard box rather than the toy or gift that was inside. And for that very reason, we hang onto the really good ones for rainy day activities.

Sometimes they become forts or trains but this week, in anticipation of Finding Dory, we whipped out the paints for a little underwater creativity. I surprised my daughter with the cardboard cutout costume after school one day and we swam right through suppertime. But feel free to let the kiddos do the painting and see what wild fish they create!

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DIY Dory Costume

Supplies

  • Blue foam board or large cardboard box
  • Pencil
  • Scissors or x-acto knife
  • Yellow, black, dark and light blue, and white paint
  • Paintbrush

Directions

  1. Sketch Dory’s shape on the backside of the foam board or cardboard.

    Image source: Lily Glass
    Image source: Lily Glass
  2. Use an x-acto knife or scissors to cut out the shape.

    image source: lily glass
    image source: lily glass
  3. If you’re using cardboard, paint the whole fish blue.
  4. Cut a small fin shape in the middle of the fish and gently bend upwards (this will be the arm hole). 

    image source: lily glass
    image source: lily glass
  5. Use the paints to color her fin, scales, tail, and eyeball.

    image source: lily glass
    image source: lily glass
  6. To wear, place your arm through the fin hole and remember to just keep swimming!

    Image source: Lily Glass
    Image source: Lily Glass

Get the unforgettable adventure of Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere & Blu-ray.

Article Posted 11 months Ago

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