Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fun & Easy DIY Costumes For Kids!


Halloween is almost here! Perhaps you have been busy and forgot or haven't had time to make a costume? We have all done it. (haven't we?) To be quite honest, kids seem to have a lot more fun with making their own costumes, and that is what Halloween's about - having fun. So, let your kids create their own...and watch the joy in their eyes when they show you what they've come up with.

Here are some easy ideas with items you might have on hand, if they need extra ideas...

be a baby...
Perhaps the easiest costume out there; you need jammies, hair in two pigtails, bottle and slippers!

be a farmer...
It's an eco thing, easy costume AND bring awareness to farm fresh food ;)
Need...plaid shirt, overalls or jeans, and if you don't have a pitch fork (does anyone?) a rake will do! And grab a small pumpkin to carry around with him/her.


a movie star...
She needs your closet for this one...let her go crazy and she'll put together everything. Perhaps NOT your good heels though.

super hero...
You need a towel, cut-up tee or a half-sheet, for a cape. A paper towel roller covered with foil - this makes a fabulous sword and shiny too!

a construction worker...
Does daddy (yes, or mommy) have a cool job like being a construction worker? There you go, little kids love dressing up like dad! Need a construction hat, borrow dad's tool belt, take the dangerous and heavy tools and screws out...you knew that though.

a baker or chef...
Be a baker and why not? Our kids; boys and girls see us bake and cook all the time. And look at all the amazing people that have made fantastic careers doing it....Jamie Oliver (my favourite), Curtis Stone (tweens fav), Tyler Florence, Martha Stewart, Sarah Matheny, just to name a few.

You need....a big bowl and large spoon; perhaps whipped icing in it, because I'm sure they won't get enough sugar that night. A kid's apron or yours, maybe a dishtowel folded on the apron string or across their shoulders.


 
The point is to enjoy spending time creating with your kids.  Halloween is supposed to be fun, silly and goofy, NOT stressful and expensive!  Enjoy yourself and we would love to hear what fun and creative things you and your kids came up with! 





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