Nurse Costume

Materials

  • White Apron
  • Red Felt
  • White Cardstock – 12 Inch Square
  • Green Web Tubing
  • 2 Wooden Balls- With Holes in Both Ends
  • 1 Wooden Ball – With Hole in One End
  • Red Foamie™
  • Hot Glue
  • Double-Sided Tape
  • Large Clip
  • Red Marker Pen
  • Printer & Paper or Black Sharpie™ Pen

For the Nurse Apron

  1. Cut out a red cross from felt measuring 8 ½ - 9 ½ inch square.
  2. Using Fabric Tac™ glue, stick it to the top center of your apron, approximately 2 inches from the top.

For the Nurses Cap

  1. Using a 12 inch by 12 inch piece of white cardstock, fold right side of paper in 1 ¾ inches. Crease, and fold in again another 1 ¾ inches. Crease well.
  2. Turn paper over
  3. Fold right side to left to 1 inch from the side. Crease well.
  4. Open back up.
  5. At the bottom double fold, measure and mark from each side inward at 3 inches.
  6. On the top, measure and mark at 4 inches from each side.
  7. Cut from the top at the 4 inch mark to the fold line. This will create 3 sections.
  8. Fold the right section down and into the center. Crease the fold line.
  9. Then fold the left section down and into the center, overlapping the right section. Crease the fold line. Open back up again
  10. From the 4 inch mark on the top to the 3 inch mark on the bottom, fold across the left to right and then the right to left. Crease.
  11. Using double-sided tape, tape the left and right sections together.
  12. Fold down the center section. Crease.
  13. Open back up again and using double-sided tape, tape the right and left sides as well as the top center. Peel backing off tape and secure in place.
  14. Cut another red cross for the cap measuring 3 ½ inches square and tape to the center front of the cap.

For the Patient’s Chart

  1. Fold another piece of cardstock in half, (left to right fold) and trim to 6 inches wide by 8 inches tall.
  2. Using your computer, type and print “PATIENT’S CHART”. If a printer is not available, write out words with a large size Sharpie™ pen.
  3. Use double-sided tape and stick wording to top part of folded paper approximately 1 inch from the top.
  4. Using the double-sided tape again, stick the right and bottom edges together.
  5. Using your red marker pen, draw a “graph style line” on your chart. Start your line 2/3 way down on the left and up to 1/3 way on the right.
  6. Secure with clip at the top center.

For the Stethoscope

  1. Measure and cut a 45 inch length of the mesh tubing.
  2. Tie a knot in one end and slide a bead with two holes onto the tubing. Knot again.
  3. Repeat this step for the other side.
  4. Fold tubing in half to find the center.
  5. Hot glue a larger wooden bead with one hole onto the end of the folded tubing.
  6. Cut out a 2 inch piece of red Foamie™. Cut from one edge to the center.
  7. Carefully wrap the Foamie™ around the top of the bead and add a small drop of hot glue to hold in place. Now, overlap the edges and hot glue the cut edge to create a snug fit around the top.


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