Your little one will want to whip up a 5-course meal in these chef duds.

Chef costume
Credit: Jenny Risher

What You'll Need

  • White button-down shirt
  • Canvas tote bag
  • Letter stencils
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Oatmeal
  • Container
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • White shower cap
  • Elastic or string
  • Tape

Make It


1. Stencil the word flour on the bag with paint and let dry.


1. Trim a cylindrical oatmeal container to 5" tall.

2. Wrap white paper around the circumference of the container and secure with double-sided tape.

3. Stretch shower cap on top and attach a length of elastic or string to the underside of oatmeal container and secure on head.

Originally published in the October 2009 issue of Parents magazine.

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