Time Required :
Over an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.
Step 1
Click here to download the diagram.  
Step 2
Choose a cardboard box that has two of its sides large enough for the taco shell. The other two sides should be large enough for someone to wear around their hips. 
Step 3
Cut off the end flaps of the box, then cut off one of the sides opposite where you would step into it to wear. See diagram for cutting instructions. 
Step 4
Use the X-ACTO® knife to cut out the taco, using the diagram. 
Step 5
Spray paint the outside of the taco shell using Krylon® Chalky Finish spray paint in Wheat. 
Step 6
Next, add touches of the Design Master® TintIT™ Sepia spray paint to give the shell some depth. 
Step 7
Sponge on some yellow paint. Dip the sponge into some yellow paint, then dab some off. Lightly touch the sponge to the shell to create texture. Let dry. 
Step 8
Line the inside of the box using green poster board. Adhere it to the box using adhesive tape. Trim excess poster board and cut out the armholes. 
Step 9
Cut the Neon Green foam sheets in half lengthwise. Hot glue one edge of the foam to the inside of the taco shell so that the green foam is showing around the shell. Line both insides of the taco shell with the foam. Cut the foam along the top so that it curves with the shell. Hot glue clumps of green paper shred to the green foam to create the lettuce layer. 
Step 10
Cut large half circles from the red foam to make tomatoes. Hot glue the tomatoes to the inside of the shell behind the green foam, making sure enough of the tomatoes are showing. 
Step 11
Cut strips from the yellow foam about 1½" x 4'-5" to make cheese. Glue to the lettuce around the taco. 
Step 12
Cut the brown fabric to fit into front and back of the opening of the taco and adhere to the box using Mud Puddle Duck Tape®. Trim excess fabric and tape. 
Step 13
To wear the costume, step into the cut-out hole on the bottom and pull up. Insert your arms into the holes and slide costume up onto your shoulders.  
Step 14
Project Note: Click here for materials and instructions to create the matching Cupcake Box-Tume featured in the image.  
 
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