5 Homemade Halloween Costumes

Crazy Caterpillar

What You Need:

  • 2 pairs of panty hose
  • 1-pound bag of fiberfill
  • 3 pairs of opaque tights in bright colors
  • 2 pipe cleaners
  • 2 large pom-poms
  • Fabri-Tac glue by Beacon


1. Determine the size of the tubes that make up the caterpillar's body by measuring the thickest part of your baby. We found that 36 inches was the approximate size for an 18-month-old.

2. Cut the legs off two pairs of panty hose to create four tubes in whatever size your child needs. Stuff each tube evenly with fiberfill.

3. Cut the legs of the opaque tights to the same size as above. Slip the stuffed panty-hose tubes inside the tights.

4. Form circles with the tights. Secure the ends of each tube with glue, or, for a sturdier costume, stitch the ends together.

5. Lay the circles on top of each other. Glue them together.

6. If the tubes fit your child loosely, glue ribbons on each side of the front and back as shoulder straps.

7. For antennae, curl one end of each pipe cleaner into a circle. Glue a pom-pom to the other. Glue the curled ends to the hat or hood.

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