Upcycle some household items into your child’s next Halloween spooktacular outfit
Need a costume in a pinch? Your old storage room might hold more potential than you may think! While other people are checking out expensive options at costume shops for outfits that their children will probably just wear once, you can upcycle some household items into your child’s next Halloween spooktacular outfit! Check out these easy homemade DIY ideas yourself:
1. Toilet paper mummy!
Easiest trick in the book. All you need are old white clothes and wrap toilet paper all around your kid! Pro-tip: paint the space around their eyes black and add ketchup for dramatic and bloody effect. Your child will be ready to walk like an ancient Pharaoh in no time! Amp up the fun when you get more kids to dress up like mummies and have yourself an ancient spookfest gang!
2. Cardboard box pirates!
3. Tinfoil Rocket Man!
Houston, we have a solution! Aluminium foil is good for more than baking Halloween cookies it seems. Buy yours in bulk and you can create your own customised spaceman outfit! Foil is lovely for craft ideas because you can turn it into anything you want: wrap it around toy guns for futurist laser weapons, mould it into a hat to stop aliens from reading your thoughts, or turn your toddler into a little foil-wrapped Hershey’s Kiss that is sure to elicit a lot of ‘awws’ from your neighbours.
5. Black bin liner witch dress
How many of us have endless black garbage bags (or bin liners) lying around the house? Just snip off the corners and the middle and you’ve got an instant black witch’s costume on your hands! Black garbage bags are highly versatile, it just takes a little creativity to make an ordinary bag look like a million bucks. If you’ve got plenty then you can pleat them into more creative witches dresses, cut them into strips for a skirt, or staple them to a wide brimmed hat. You can also tape strips of black bags to the end of a broom to complete the witch’s look!
6. Cereal killer!