When I was a teacher, the kids loved The Magic School Bus and our children are the same!  It is a great way to learn about Science through the power of imagination.  Make this Ms. Frizzle costume with the printables for Halloween or book character day!  




  • Printable Planets and Stars: planets
  • Plain dress or pant suit (school uniform types work perfect and often inexpensive once school has started)
  • Felt or fabric (or thick paper)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Tape
  • Fabric glue
  • Cardboard
  • Optional: Paper clips and earring backs or an old pair of earrings, elastic head band

We always find these items useful too:



  • Print the templates and cut them out.  You could add these to your dress in paper, but we decided to use them as a pattern for felt.
  • Make some tape donuts and adhere them to your felt, cutting out the planets.  (You could trace around the edges if that makes it easier).
  • Add on any details that you might like such as land masses on earth, a ring around Saturn or some texture to Jupiter. We glued them on with fabric glue, but you could sew them if you like.
  • Put a sheet of cardboard into your dress and then glue the planets on with fabric glue.  Allow that to dry and then do the reverse side.  The cardboard prevents the two sides of the dress from gluing together!   You could also sew the pieces on as well.
  • Cut out your stars from the template as well.  We had some sparkly ones that we used for both the dress and then we glued two onto a pair of old earrings  and to two paper clips, creating some starry earrings and stars for The Frizz’s shoes.  Add some stars to an elastic headband for an extra touch with fabric glue to place on your curled hair (which we spray painted a copper-y red with temporary hair colour)!
  • See if you have a pal who would like to be a lizard with you!

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  • Recognizing characters from children’s literature.
  • Celebrating various holidays and traditions.

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces.
  • Use fabric scissors with care and direct, adult supervision.
  • If a sewing machine is used, that should be done by an adult or with direct adult supervision, depending on your age and abilities.
  • Be sure to put cardboard in between the layers of your outfit, so you don’t accidentally glue them together!
  • Follow the product directions and safety guidelines on the glue.
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