The pom poms, novelty wool and sparkly green foam were all sourced at Lincraft. We had the green tutu already in our dress up box but you could easily make it from scraps of green tule or find one online cheaply. Again, we already had a skin coloured pinkish t-shirt – this one was from Target.


  • 1 green headband
  • 1 packet of yellow pom poms
  • 1 green tutu
  • 1 sheet of sparkly green foam
  • 1 novelty wool
  • glue and safety pins.


  1. Wind the novelty wool around the green headband edge and glue in place. Leave to set overnight.
  2. Cut gum leaf shapes from the green foam. Glue a cluster of 3 yellow pom poms on to the top of each leaf. Leave to set overnight.
  3. Safety pin the top of each gum leaf onto the tutu.
  4. Tie your child's hair into a top knot or bun to look like the top of a gum nut.


Who said that Halloween costumes have to be scary? Why not make this cute and easy Snugglepot and Cuddlepie costume for your child!

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    • 05 Oct 2016
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  • Perfect for school book week as well!


  • Aww she is so cute. Great work


  • oh that’s a cute idea. and yeah why be scary when u can be cute :)


  • That’s so cute – and it looks easy too. Thanks.


  • I love the eye lashes as the detail on her face!


  • What a little cutie! A great idea and Australiana is so popular right now!


  • So cute. We have been reading this book with our toddler recently. :)


  • Love the Pom Pom idea on the skirt great Halloween outfit well done


  • We just had book week that is very fancy


  • How cute. The yellow Pom poms really make this outfit I think


  • Great idea for book week dress up. Thank you.


  • Pretty clever dress up from an Aussie classic. Great way to introduce the classics to young kids


  • This is a good gorgeous costume! Well done!


  • Aww this is sooo adorable. LOVE Love love it. Would also make a wonderful costume for book week.
    Thanks for sharing.


  • How adorable!!! I used to love the gumnuts, as a child!


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