Pretty cute, right?
Here's how we did it:
To make the headband - I cut a strip of felt 36 inches long and 2 inches wide. I fit it to my son's head and secured it with a clear elastic.
To make the sword - I drew a sword (like Jake's) on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. I used the top of a pizza box, but any thick cardboard would work. You can download a free printable template of the sword I designed here.
To make the shirt - I took an old white shirt, cut a couple of slits in the sleeves, and had my son draw an "X" on the collar.
To make the vest - I bought a plain blue t-shirt for $4. I cut off the sleeves, and I cut a straight line all the way up the middle of the shirt. Then, I sewed on four gold buttons. (I figured I could manage a couple of buttons, but if you really don't want to do any sewing, you can skip this step.)
I hope you enjoy making this simple Jake costume with your little pirates.
Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)
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