If you find yourself on a budget this year or simply want to provide your child with a little extra fun when it comes time to pick out a Halloween costume, making one yourself is the perfect way to go. Look at it as a bonding experience between you and your child. There are a number of different costume ideas that are easy enough for them to do themselves or with your assistance.
If you have a little boy who loves cars, as almost every young boy does, then turn him into his very own road trip! Buy a grey sweat suit to represent the road and use yellow masking tape to make two dotted yellow lines going down his sweat suit. In order to space it properly, have the dotted yellow lines going down each leg, which will then extend over the torso. Then, use Velcro; attach toy cars all over his shirt and pants. For an added touch, make some type of street sign, such as a route 75 or yield sign, and attach it the hood.
What little girl doesn't love bubble baths? Take your child's love to the next level by turning her into one. You will need a shower cap, blue plastic tub, pink ribbon, white balloons, a pink sweater, rubber ducky, pink leggings, and pink shoes. First, cut out the bottom of the tub so your child can step into it. Use shears and make sure you do this step, not your child. Then, remove the handles and thread ribbon through to create suspenders. This will help the tub stay around her waist, so make sure you measure them in order to ensure they are the proper length. Next, attach a rubber ducky to the front. Then, take several balloons and blow them up. Taking safety pins, secure the knotted balloons to the sweater, scattering them all over the shirt to make it look as if she is covered in bubbles. Have your daughter put on her pink clothing and have her put on her shower cap. For the finishing touches, attach a balloon to her shower cap and some to the bucket and her leggings. When you are all finished, she should look as if she is being taken over by a mass of bubbles.
Turn yourself or child into a flower. You will need cardboard, fabric, paint, glue, cutting knife, rhinestones, glitter, yarn, green and pink construction paper, and tape. First, cut out the flower and leaves using the cardboard. Once you have the basic cutout; decorate using the paint and construction paper. You can further decorate the flower and leaves using rhinestones and glitter to give it added detail and dimension. Use yarn to help the headpiece stay on and attach the leaves to the arm using the yarn as well. Use the pink construction paper in order to cover the yarn on the back of the headpiece.