Description: My 4-year-old asked for an elephant costume for carnival. Since I prefer to make her costumes myself, but did not have the time to shape an entire animal out of fabric, I was looking for a shortcut.
Cleaning up my daughters toys, I discovered Ikea’s cuddle elephant Kapplar could contain a toddler, with some clever adjustments.
I made sleeves and leg warmers out of his legs and used his head to make an elephant mask. A very durable costume, not for toddlers only: with a little effort, it even fits me!
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.