Halloween is a little more than two weeks away! Has your child figured out what they want to be for Halloween yet? For some reason, my kids were very decisive about their costumes in September this year, the only problem was… my daughter picked a strange costume. She choose to be a tooth fairy! Silly lady. Walmart doesn’t sell tooth fairy costumes so I started searching the web for DIY ideas.
Pinterest if full of fantastic easy DIY Halloween costumes. If you would like inexpensive ways of making your own Halloween costume look no further than your child’s dress-up box! Mostly anything in that box can be re-purposed with lots of imagination and craftyness. Unless you aren’t very crafty, then I can’t help ya there. 🙂 But these Pinterest links make crafting look easy!
1. Have a little boy? My friend made the CUTEST Peter Pan costume that I had to borrow the year my daughter was Tinkerbell. Seriously- can these two be any cuter?
2. Have a little girl? I think you’ve got the easiest job. Find some fun colored tool and try any of these links from Pinterest… *Adorable peacock using tool and feathers. * Strawberry shortcake! * White Ghost tool dress
3. Fellow Mommy Convos writer- Tiffaynee made some adorable little girl costumes
4. The Tooth Fairy costume: With my daughter’s costume I spent more money collecting the crafting supplies then I like to spend. However, spending the the alternative sixty dollars for the costume online made buying the supplies worth it.
Glitter pens: $6– I had never used these before- but they were super easy to use and inexpensive too!
Wand: $0 (found in the dress-up box).
The best part about your kids playing dress-up means you can raid the costume box and re-use items. With the wand, my daughter and I cut out the tooth, cut the gold headband that came with the costume and wrapped it around the wand to match the ensemble. Easy!
1.) I love when parents dress up with their kids for Halloween. Our family has done an occasional family Halloween costume and that is a blast! Two years ago I was largely pregnant and wanted a fun skeleton shirt. Called up a friend with a vinyl cutter, purchased a shirt, vinyl and we designed this fun Halloween shirt.
2. Making homemade costumes can feel a little a little intimidating, but Lou from Mellie and Lou makes crafting Halloween costumes look like a blast. Head to their blog to see year, after year of her craftiness and creative costumes incorporating the whole family- which I love! (And who doesn’t love flamingos! Oh my goodness talk about adorable!)
3.) My family loves super heroes and last year was a total success. We found everyone a super hero costume that fit, used the dress-up box and borrowed other super hero accessories from friends. I think the only item I had to buy that year was my daughter’s Captain America shirt- and that was six bucks. Totally worth it! To say our family photo last year was a smash- is an understatement. **Avenger family photo
Easy Spooky Treats:
Let’s talk treats! Pinterest has the coolest ideas on easy Halloween treats. Here is our Halloween treat tradition and others I found with super simple treat ideas…
- Sugar cookies in Halloween shapes. This is a tradition of my husband’s family and they go all out! Every year when we get together for cookie making, we have all the right Halloween colors (black, purple, green, white), sprinkles and of course candy for decorating.
- Any crafty-treat with very little ingredients is a fan of mine. I can totally see myself making these with my little people without worrying too much of the end result. Monster Rice Krispie Treats, Peanut Butter Spider Cookies, Nutter Butter Ghost and Witch Finger Pretzels. These are just too cute!
- I found this fun DIY video on Facebook this month. There are lots of crafty foods, some of them simple and can be done with little helpers in the kitchen. There were a few other treats that would require a little more patience and older kids. If you are feeling daring and patient- head here watch this video full of fun!
- Have you ever attempted to make doughnuts? I haven’t, but I know for many Halloween and doughnuts go hand-in-hand. After reading April’s simple explanation and all of her own tips on making doughnuts… I might get brave and attempt making these this year.
This list of Halloween costume crafts and treats seems quite large. But, with a little over two weeks to decide on the family or kids costumes and treats to give to neighbors, hopefully this list gave you a good start.
Happy haunting and creating friends!