Halloween DIY: Chicago parents show off mad skills in costume making


Cabbage Patch Kid


  • Cardboard
  • Yellow tempera paint with primer
  • Construction paper
  • Logo
  • Crochet hat
  • Yarn


Find a piece of cardboard large enough to fit over your stroller. Fold it over the front of the stroller creasing it twice.  Fasten the cardboard behind the stroller using string or bungee cords.

Cut a hole in the front of the box so you can see the "doll".

Paint the box yellow. We used tempera paint with primer.

Add a green border with construction paper around the cut-out hole.

CP2Borrow the Cabbage Kids logo from Google Images, print it on regular paper, cut the access paper off and glue the logo to the box.

Cabbage Patch Kid "Doll"

Make or purchase a crochet hat in any color to act as "hair."  Pull long strands of yarn through the crochet hat as pigtails. Leave the hair loose or braid strands together. Fasten ribbons to the ponytails! If you do not know how to crochet, do not worry. I have seen Cabbage Patch hats available for purchase on Etsy.com.

CP1For the outfit, your "doll" can wear just about anything you like! In this doll's case, she simply wore her own patchwork jeans and a wool jacket!

Sue Quinlan of Palatine

Daughter, Alexis, 21 months


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