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15+ Make Believe Ideas for Kids

Being a kid is the best.  I know when we are little we just want to be grown up.  And then we grow up.  

Being grown up is not as fun as being little.  I know there are perks to being an adult.  But honestly, I want my kids to be kids for as long as they can.  

So today, we wanted to give you even MORE inspiration for your little ones with these dress up box ideas and simple pretend play ideas.

Get some easy dress up box ideas with these fun pretend play tutorials and diy toddler and kids dress up projects.

Each of these ideas is great for both boys and girls and will really get their imaginations pumping.

Plus, these are great DIY projects that can promote life long learning and imagination.




Tool Belt from Make it and Love it.  Perfect for your little man or little miss.  

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Superhero Cape and Appliques from Sew Simple Home.  They'll love picking their favorite superhero.







Dolly Mei Tai from The Crazy Tailor.  A perfect little carrier for any little mommy's and daddy's.

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Buzz Lightyear Gloves from Just Another Day in Paradise.  Aren't these amazing?!  My son would totally flip.
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Felt Flower Headband from Sew Simple Home

Felt flower headband






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Traveling Dollhouse from A Girl with A Glue Gun.  My dear friend has made these before and I keep saying I need one too.  My son and daughter would both love one of these.

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Tiger tail and ears from The Berry Bunch
The Berry Bunch: Tiger Tail Tutorial: GYCT Design's Make Believe Week


Space Ranger Wings make the perfect addition to any fun dress up box.
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Tulle Crown Train from Made by Sara
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Superhero Masks from Cutesy Crafts.  My nephew got some of these for his birthday one year.  Surprising fast and super fun.
character dress up ideas for kids






Construction Worker Vest from Handmade Boy





Hulk Costume Tunic from Sew Simple Home.  Make those super smash dreams come true.
character dress up ideas for kids






Dragon Wings Tutorial from I'm Feeling Crafty.  Speechless.  Totally amazing right!

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Felt Crowns from Hellobee.  Fun for parties, dress up or a special events.
dress up clothes for children's play




Simple Witch Hat and Skirt from Sew Simple Home.  Not into princesses?  What about magic and witches?
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Little Blue House from ikatbag.  This would be perfect for our summers.  Play outside but still have a cool place to play.
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Mailbox from ikatbag.  I love this idea.  They can mail letters and deliver them too.
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Princess Anna Dress from Sew Simple Home.  A simple peasant dress transformed for a princess.

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Old McDonald Puppets from Just Another Day in Paradise.  Let me just say.  I totally made these and my kids adore them.
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Animal Bonnets from Made by Toya
Rabbit bonnet/hat with free pattern




Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag from It's Always Autumn.  Perfect for stuffed animals or even baby dolls.





Snack Bandolier from Whipstitch.  I love that they can carry their snacks, cars, you could even put barbies or little princess dolls in this.
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Turtle Shells from Sew Simple Home.  Make a costume with shell for your little man and add a tutu for little miss.
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Mailbag Tutorial from Rebel and Malice



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Get some easy dress up box ideas with these fun pretend play tutorials and diy toddler and kids dress up projects.

Get some easy dress up box ideas with these fun pretend play tutorials and diy toddler and kids dress up projects.