6 DIY Storybook Character Halloween Costumes
Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf
Go into the woods with these classic costumes: a red cape crafted from art-store paper (we used Canson 19" x 25" paper for this and many of the other projects in this story) and a wolf wardrobe made from newsprint, an oatmeal container, and paper.
Jack and the Beanstalk
A paper-bag vest and a jaunty cap transform your little ruffian into a giant-slayer. Cardboard tubes are the base for his homemade stalk.
The Princess and the Pea
A large cardboard box forms the headboard and footboard of this royal bed. Rolled paper makes the mattresses.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Get the whole family in on the act. Goldi's wig is made from curled paper spirals and the bears' heads are crafted from paper bags and plates.
Little Miss Muffet
A sweet disguise for a proper little lady: Her wig and cap are made from accordion-folded paper, a paper bowl, and coffee filters.
Dress your tot and his carrier as the fabled egg for an on-the-go ensemble. Humpty's body is made from papier-mí¢ché, while coffee filters, an egg carton, and paper create his accessories.