This times last year, I was buying snacks for my son’s preschool Halloween party and scrambling to find something for him to wear. As I strolled down the aisles of my local grocery store, the neon solution caught my eye.
I am a big fan of La Croix and right there on the craft aisle was a package of neon green, yellow and orange poster board. Since I drink Key Lime La Croix daily, I knew I had all the colors that I needed to create a can costume.
In every grocery or drug store that I have ever been to, they sell everything you need for this project that can be created in an hour (but may need the assistance of a hair dryer).
Here is what I used:
✅First, I fitted the “can” on my son. I quickly marked it with tape but did not close the can until later.
✅Second, I literally ripped the poster to give the can that La Croix look. I cut a few other pieces of computer paper and poster to fill in areas. I glued everything down.
✅Next, I got my actual can of La Croix and traced all of the text on the can (especially the most recognizable text) and traced over it with puff paint. This can also just be accomplished with permanent or poster markers. You cannot see this anywhere in the photos I took, but I also made an entire bar code and nutritional facts on the back. I used my hair dryer to dry the paint at this point.
✅When the paint dried, I closed it with duct tape down the inner area of each piece of poster to keep it smooth all the way around. I trimmed any extra poster and then added another piece all around the outer top and bottom and folded it into the inner can.
✅Using long pieces of duct tape folded in half (so no sticky parts showed), I created two straps so it could sit right on his shoulders. (Don’t forget to measure for height!)
✅Finally, using glue, I took the foil and lined the bottom, then lined the top and left a hole for his head.
And there you have it! A super cute costume for every La Croix lover. 💗