Whoever said wearing a tablecloth was a bad thing? Play food, doilies, and napkins make this getup deliciously sweet.
Picnic Lunch costume
Credit: Jenny Risher

What You'll Need

  • Checkered tablecloth
  • Scissors
  • 6" doilies
  • Paper napkins
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Plastic play food
  • Plastic ants
  • Picnic basket

Make It

1. Trim the tablecloth into a 30" square, the cut a 6" circle in the center for neck hole.

2. Cut doilies in half and hot-glue to the underside of the tablecloth edge, working all the way around.

3. Cut napkins into 4" squares, fold corner to corner, and glue to the neck opening to form a collar.

4. Hot-glue 3 pieces of play food down the front for buttons and a row of plastic ants along the bottom.

Originally published in the October 2009 issue of Parents magazine.

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