This super cute and EASY to make DIY Elsa Costume is perfect for pretend play, a Frozen birthday party, Disney vacation, Disney Halloween costume you can make yourself, and more! Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade child will love this homemade costume for kids! This is a simple no sew Elsa costume for preschoolers!
DIY Elsa Costume
My daughter, like girls everywhere, is in love with Anna and Elsa from Disney latest movie Frozen. So for her upcoming Frozen birthday party I wanted to make her a DIY Elsa Costume, but I didn’t have access to a sewing machine. So I made a no sew Elsa inspired costume and wanted to share with you how easy it is.
This is so simple to make you can make this dress up clothes with your daughter! Whether you have toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3 children – they will love this super cute and easy Elsa Costume DIY for your next family vacation, princess birthday party, pretend play, Halloween, or just as a fun princess activity!
Elsa Costume DIY
To make our Disney Frozen Inspired costume we made a no sew tutu. This is super quick and easy to do. Here is what you’ll need:
- Ruler/measuring tape
- Tulle (6” side; you’ll need 2-3 spools) We used this teal color for Elsa’s No Sew Tutu Costume
- Elastic or Ribbon for Waistband (here is what we used)
Elsa DIY Costume
First Cut your Tulle
I wanted the no sew tutu to be a little longer to be more elegant, like Elsa’s. I decided 22” long was perfect for my 5 year old to land just a little bit above her knees. Because you double the fabric you are going to want to cut your strips of tulle to double the length you want. So I cut two rolls of tulle into 44” long strips.
Make your Waist Band
Cut your elastic or ribbon to fit around your child’s waist. I used elastic so it goes on easily.
Make a Slip Not
Make a slip knot by folding your tulle in half. Now pull the tulle behind the waist band holding the top open with your thumb and first finger. Slip (or pull) the tail of the tulle in through the opening you made and pull tight to make a knot. (you don’t want to add any bulk to your child’s waist)
Continue making slip knots all around the waist band covering the knot too.
It goes very quickly. You should have your no sew tutu made in about 30 minutes or so.
At the very end I added in 8-10 strips of glittery royal blue tulle I got at Joann Fabrics. I had it leftover from the decorations for the Disney Frozen Birthday Party and it just added a special touch to the no sew Frozen tutu!
No Sew Tutu
To make your no sew tutu into a Disney Frozen Elsa Costume you want to wear it over a turquoise ballet leotard or gymnastics leotard. You can find those easily on eBay or Amazon. We got ours with a nice swirly snow pattern on front – perfect.
Finally, I added a cape just like Elsa’s. I used a yard of turquoise tulle with a slight dot pattern on it. Use a snowflake pattern if you can find it. Just knot the edges around the arms to have it hang off the shoulders in the back. Top with a crown and there you have it – a simple, easy to make no sew Disney Frozen Elsa Costume for Kids!
Disney Frozen Birthday Party
Don’t miss our fun Disney Frozen Birthday Party we threw for my Kindergartner complete with how to make an Anna and Elsa cake, Frozen decorations, Olaf inspired Birthday lunch, and Frozen party games!
Do you have big Frozen fans at your house too?
Disney Alphabet Printables
Learning alongside your child’s favorite Disney characters makes learning fun! Here are several other free printables with a fun Disney twist to make learning FUN:
- Disney Cars Reward Charts – great for encouraging and tracking reading, chores, using the potty, and more!
- Princess Alphabet Pennants – color and display alphabet wall cards (or grab the Princess Alphabet Pennants in full color)
- Disney Inspired Spelling Tests – make practice spelling fun (or try these Princess Spelling Tests)
- Princess Reader Books – help kids get excited to practice reading sight words with these readers for Toddler-2nd grade
- Printable Princess Calendars – updated annually
- Frozen Worksheets for Kids – help preschool, kindergarten ,and first graders practice a variety of alphabet, math, and literacy skills with a fun twist
- Disney Princess Aplphabet Printables – math and literacy has never been so much fun as with these NO PREP, free worksheets for kids from toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade
- Monsters Inc Worksheets make practicing math, letters, and literacy scary fun!
- Tangled Worksheets for Kids – Rapunzel and friends make practicing math and literacy skills fun for toddler-1st graders
- Alice in Wonderland Worksheets for kids to practice math and literacy
- Doc McStuffins Pack with math and literacy worksheets for preschoolers
- Jake and the Neverland Pirates Worksheets filled with fun math and alphabet worksheets
- Little Mermaid Color by Sight Words – kids will have fun coloring by code as they practice reading sight words with Ariel
- Beauty and the Beast Color by Number – these worksheets help preschoolers practice number recognition while strengthening fine motor skills
- Princess Reading Logs – help motivate kids to read with these reading logs!
- Frozen Reading Logs make it fun for kids to track how much they’ve read
- Toy Story Subtraction Flash Cards
- Princess Addition Flash Cards
Favorite Kids Activities
Looking for more fun ideas for kids? You will love this outrageously fun activities for preschoolers and beyond:
- Ice Cream Edible Playdough Recipe
- WOW! Amazing 2 ingredient slime recipe
- Pasta Necklace Craft (with how to Dye Pasta)
- Easy and fun-to-make Microwave Puffy Paint
- I Spy Bottles (with how to dye rice)
- Ready to try another slime recipe? This easy slime recipe uses dish soap!
- Homemade Edible Sand – easy to make and fun to play with!
- Melted Pony Bead Craft
- 45 Puffy Paint Recipes and Project ideas for kids
- AMAZING Bubble Painting is process art project perfect for summer
- DIY Velcro Craft Sticks with Idea Book
- Edible Finger Paint for Kids
- 28 Name Activities for Kids
- Animal I Spy Printable is fun and a great way to work on visual discrimination
- Goldfish Counting Bowls – snack activity for kids
- Silly Grass Craft for Kids is sure to be a hilarious project for the whole family