DIY Thing 1 and Thing 2 wigs are easy to make. Watch my video to see what I used to make these cute wigs my kids loved! We love Dr. Suess of course.
Wanting to make your own Thing 1 and Thing 2 Wigs?
I’ve always wanted to make my kids their own Halloween costumes. This DIY costume was really simple with my Cricut machine (you could also use construction paper), some glue, and accessories.
First, here’s what you need to make these cool Thing 1 and Thing 2 wigs for your kids:
- 3- 72″ Blue feather boas (I purchased these at Hobby Lobby)
- 2-Chef hats or winter hats (I also purchased these at Hobby Lobby)
- Hot Glue Gun (regular glue works just fine)
- *Optional-Red bows for girls
How Much Do DIY Thing 1 And Thing 2 Wigs Cost?
Honestly, I thought it would be much cheaper to make their costumes, but it’s not much cheaper if you find a good deal. However, I’ve always wanted to make my kid’s Halloween costumes so making these allowed me to check something off my bucket list.
I also got a little experience in the DIY costume realm.
So for everything, for both Thing 1 and Thing 2 wigs, I paid $20.59 with a 40% off Hobby Lobby coupon.
How Did My Kids Like Their Thing 1 And Thing 2 Wigs?
When the kids headed to bed I put my little crafting skills to the test. And I researched some other DIY crafters to find different ways to make a wig.
But, honestly, I wasn’t sure how they would hold up or if they would want to keep their wig on.
And, would the feathers go everywhere?
Well, I was pleasantly woken by two excited kids. My daughter, age 5, kept hers on for awhile, but my son who is 4, wanted to take his off not too much longer after trying it on.
I let my daughter pick where she wanted her bow to go. (this is how I kept her wanting to be Thing 1 in the first place) Thank goodness for pretty bows!
It turned out my worry of holding two blue feathery wigs as we went from door to door did not come true.
My kids wore their Thing 1 and Thing 2 wigs until we rang the last doorbell.
Not only did my kids keep their wigs on, but I didn’t see feathers floating here or there, actually nowhere.
But, make sure you don’t buy the cheap feather boas or you might have floating feathers everywhere they go.
I originally watched how to do mine from Carolina Moore’s video. She used these cute felt hats. They didn’t work out for my kids, but they might for yours.
Tips for Finding What You Need for DIY Thing 1 Thing 2 Wigs
1.Double check length of feather boas if ordering online.
I found this adorable red bow for $0.89 on HairBow Center. But, I also thought I could get cheap feather boas on this site and spend way less for my DIY wigs. However, in my excitement, as they had the exact shade of blue I wanted, I didn’t read how long they were. So I read 18″ as feet instead of inches. You could say I was highly disappointed in my bargain when I pulled out two tiny blue feather boas out of my envelope. The feathers started falling apart as soon as I took them out of the package.
If you’re in a rush, I found this blue boa on Amazon. I know how easy time can get away from us. Just know by clicking this link if you purchase this item you will help support our family.
2. See how the hat fits your child before buying.
After watching Carolina’s video, I was sure the felt hats from my local craft store would work. It was a great idea! But, my kids have big heads, so these chef hats worked better. I also liked the way they covered their ears and went around their hairline. Dollar store winter hats would probably work too.
3. Make it your own and have fun.
I personally like the feather boas that do not look like feathers. But, Micheals craft store has these cute boas with the feathers. Pick what you like. Do what you think looks good. Make it fun.
How I Made Thing 1, Thing 2, Thing 3, Thing Mom Shirts
I also made Thing 1, Thing 2, Thing 3, and Thing Mom shirts with my Cricut Cutting machine.
What is a Cricut machine?
Well, it lets you cut and create anything. You don’t have to use a Cricut machine, you can use any cutting machine. But I customized my design in Cricut Design space, cut my heat vinyl with my Cricut Explore Air machine, and then ironed away.
You could use paper and tape for a cheaper costume, but I wanted my kids to be able to wear them again.
Well, I hope you and your family have a spooktacular fun bringing Dr. Seuss to real life. Let me know how this idea works for your family.
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