Halloween is coming up fast and many families are on a tight budget this year and want a quality costume at a reasonable price. Here you will find links to more than 80 costumes to make for kids, from those designed to be made by the kids themselves to intricate costumes for an adult to make for them. Most costumes here are meant to be made for kids between the ages of 1 to 12 years old and can be modified to fit the size of the child easily.
The Kaboose website is one of my favorites for all kinds of kids crafts, and this Halloween is no exception. They have a great selection of 29 “Homemade Halloween Costumes” including an eyeball, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and a smiling blue octopus. If want more of the traditional Halloween costumes including a black cat, adorable pumpkin, ghost, and princess, you will find those here as well. Check out the ninja, swashbuckling pirate, football player and Autumn fairy costumes for preteens. One of the best things about the Kaboose site costumes are the pictures of real kids in the real costumes that you will be making. If it says it is made out of paper it looks like paper on the child in the photo. Want even more ideas? Kaboose.com has even more Halloween costume ideas here.
Next visit Martha Stewart online for tons of great Halloween costume ideas. Her “Homemade Kids Halloween Costumes” section contains 50 ideas for kids costumes. Ranging from Butterfly wings made of wire and panty hose that can go over a coat, to fleece trees to help keep kids warm, there are many ideas here that a kid can actually wear outside in Minneapolis or St. Paul when the weather turns chilly. Time Saving Tip: if you are looking for ideas for the whole family or costumes kids can make themselves, scroll down the page to pick the sub category you are looking for.
If you have a toddler who loves boxes this next site is for you, ivillage.com has 9 costumes that can be made out of a cardboard box for your little one this Halloween. From the remote control on your television to a UPS truck and driver these costumes are fun for everyone. The only downside? No pictures of the costumes, you can’t see what the completed costume will look like, though they do give you pictures of the item to help you when painting the boxes.
For more fun Halloween costume ideas be sure to check out my other articles. From full costumes, to accessories you will find what you want here. If you like this article be sure to click ‘subscribe’ at the top of the page so you don’t miss out on future kids art project events and ideas.