And now for the last of our Purim costume creativity for this year: presenting a spaghetti and meatballs DIY costume, hold the sauce! My dear eleven year old is somewhat on the particular side and nearing the age when many boys choose not to dress up more than possibly a funny hat, so it took a bit of convincing to even get him to agree to wear a costume. With some help from his teacher (who said the boys must come in a costume to a little party at his house) I had possibly one of the last opportunities to create a unique costume for this sweet boy, and while I really didn't have much of a plan, rather than the idea "spaghetti and meatballs", I fortunately pulled it off! Admittedly here in Israel people really don't identify with "spaghetti and meatballs" and some people apparently thought the balls were falafel!
In fact people, namely men and boys mostly, were raving about this costume, and how they'd never seen anything like it! In my opinion the costume came out well given the fairly minimal (compared to costumes that require sewing and crocheting) preparation time, but mostly I was really happy that my son to got this kind of attention. And yes, classic spaghetti and meatballs should have some red sauce in there, but I just couldn't figure out how to do that in a nice neat way, so I just skipped it altogether, and truly, no one noticed anyway!
And now that we've delved into the arena of costumes that use boxes, I have a feeling that we'll be making more costumes in this vein in the future, we'll just have to wait and see!
How To Make A Spaghetti And Meatballs Hold The Sauce Costume: