Mr Six was involved in an assembly item at school. The assembly had a multicultural theme and the children were required to dress in clothes from another country. A quick raid of the dressing-up box revealed nothing more multicultural than Star Wars and Ben 10 costumes, but we did discover a Mexican sombrero at the back of the wardrobe.
Now we just needed a poncho.
I found an old Ikea rag rug and we were in business. Mr Six even did most of the work himself! This is what we did:
Fold the rug diagonally and cut it to a square shape.
Fold the square in half...
...and in half again
and cut a little bit off the top corner to form a hole to put your head through.
Trim the hole to the right size (the rug is stretchy so don't make it too big). I made a v-neck shape pointing to one of the corners for the front of the neck. I also finished off the raw edge with a narrow strip of black jersey fabric (or use bias binding) and made a little felt embellishment for the front.
Then add wool tassels to all the sides that don't already have them. We used a loop/hook rug making tool but a thick needle would be fine.
And it's done. He just wore all black underneath. The assembly performance was adorable. They all looked SO cute in their international costumes, I have to admit to a couple of teary moments!