Spooky how the Halloween season has come around again so quickly!
We know, it feels like it was summer only 2 minutes ago. Now the nights are drawing in and we’re hunkering down and cosying up.
The good news is, that we’ve got a restriction-free Halloween to look forward to, which means kids can get on the trick or treat trail again.
If it’s caught you on the hop again this year, don’t fear, we’ve got some ghoulishly easy homemade Halloween costumes for kids.
Straight forward Operation
This is a clever alternative idea for kids who enjoy a bit of old school gaming from costumeworks.com. Just decorate a jumper and jogging bottoms/leggings (flesh coloured if you have them) with the bone symbols used in the game. Cut out red and white card, glue together and pin/stick to the clothes in the appropriate place. Dig out your kitchen tongs and attach a piece of string for the full effect. Finish off with a red nose if you have one from a past red nose day!
You can even make this a double act by dressing another child up as a doctor! All you need is an adult's white shirt, a head scarf and face mask.
Stickman and sandbox
Another great idea to appease siblings. If a whole crew want to be a stickman, you can even apply different expressions to each of them. This could be quite revealing if you match the expression to the personality!
You just need; long sleeve white shirt, white jogging bottoms/leggings, white or black shoes, black duct tape, white paper plate, black marker, headband or ribbon, tape.
Cut eye holes into the paper plate. Draw on a face. Use the duct tape to create the rest of the stick figure body on the white clothing. You could do what Rebekah did and tape a headband to the back of the paper plate to hold it in place, or she suggests ribbon would also work. See more ideas from Rebekah.
You just need: cardboard, ribbon, sandpaper, large bucket, various sandbox toys, tape, hot glue gun