Halloween is all about kids having fun. But adults can have fun too. They just have to use their creativity and help make fun homemade Halloween costumes for their kids in 2011.
A lot of times kids will decide at the last minute to go to a Halloween party or October event with other kids. If they do, and you forgot to buy a costume, that’s okay because you can make some super easy Halloween costumes and costume props out of aluminum foil, cardboard and tape.
1. Make a Caribbean Pirate Sword out of Cardboard and Aluminum Foil
If you are low on cash for Halloween 2011, consider making a homemade do it yourself pirate costume for your child. You can use a red handkerchief on the head, plus a bright shirt and dark pants and boots. A big belt buckle helps too.
The best part of the Caribbean Pirate Halloween costume is the giant sword. You can make this one for no money at all. Just find a big piece of cardboard in your garage. Then trace and cut a long Caribbean sword. Finally add aluminum foil all over the cardboard sword and you are finished.
2. Cardboard and Black Paper Scary Witch Hat for a Spooky Witch Halloween Costume
You can make a witch Halloween costume with some black boots, a broom and a big long black dress. But to make this costume work you will definitely need a giant witch hat. To make this out of cardboard, first cut a very large circle from cardboard. Then trace and cut a piece of cardboard that you can bend and tape in the shape of a giant cone. Next, tape or glue black paper over both pieces. After you cut the proper hole in the round part for your child’s head, you attach both pieces together for the cheapest wicked witch hat in the world.
3. Fairy Wings and Wand from Cardboard and Black Cloth
The fairy costume is a bit more complicated costume but you can do it. Start with a black or white dress. Then of course you need a fairy wand so cut a star our of cardboard and cover it with aluminum foil and then attach it to a small stick like a chopstick. Next you want to work on the fairy wings. For these, draw large butterfly wings on the cardboard and cut them out. Then you simply cover the wings in aluminum foil or white paper and find a way to brace them or attach them to the back of your child’s dress.
These quick and easy Halloween costume prop ideas will save you lots of money and still be fun enough for both you and your children. Do not think for a minute that you have to go out and spend good money on a Halloween costume.
Spend the extra time this Halloween 2011 and make some costume props for your kids for their costumes. Not only will you have fun, your children will enjoy the process of making their own costume props from everyday things around the house.
Have a wonderful and safe Halloween 2011.