If you're looking to save some money this Halloween, consider taking the DIY route with your kid's costume. No matter what your level of craftiness is, you can make a quick and easy Halloween costume with materials you might already have around the house. In half an hour, your little one could become a weatherman or piece of sushi.
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Every kid loves to color, so dressing up your little one as a crayon is sure to be a hit. Black felt quickly turns brightly-colored long johns into this iconic art supply. Top them off with a matching party hat, and they are ready to paint the town.
This unique idea is a snap to pull together. Turn your baby into a Japanese snack with a white bodysuit and an orange pillow covered with white tape, and then tie everything together a green ribbon sash. She'll be the yummiest trick-or-treater on the block!
Your cutie will want to whip up a 5-course meal in these chef duds. Have your little cook don one of Dad's old shirts, and then make a chef's hat from a white shower cap and an oatmeal container. Use a canvas tote bag as a place to stash all of the trick-or-treat candy.
Transform your darling into a colorful bouquet with painted coffee filters and leaves cut from paper tablecloths. Slip-on sneakers and buzz like bumblebees with just a few crafts tricks. You won't believe how quick you can make her costume ready for trick-or-treating!
Go under the sea for costume inspiration. Before you toss old tights and socks into the trash, make this ultra-huggable underwater creature. Your baby will be ready for Halloween in just four steps.
This last-minute costume idea is a lifesaver. Just dress your knight from head to toe with everyday household items. Arm your Prince Charming with a milk-jug helmet, grocery bag armor, and a cardboard sword that will no doubt slay the whole neighborhood.
This robot costume is super easy to make and looks out-of-this world. Build a recycled creature out of cardboard boxes, bottle tops, straws, and a pot scrubber. She'll want to wear it trick-or-treating next year as well!
Movie Star Costume
Your future Oscar winner will be ready to battle the paparazzi with this easy-to-put-together movie star costume. Glam up a simple belt, tiara, or bracelet with gold-painted pasta "jewels." Then create an authentic statuette by attaching an action figure to an upside-down butter container and spray painting it gold. It's a diva look that you can make on a dime!
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