It’s beginning to look a lot like… Halloween! It’s so fun to walk around the stores looking at all the different costumes with my kids, what’s not so fun about it is the price! If you’re trying to get a really cute costume it could cost quite a bit not to mention if you’re buying a Halloween costume for several children. This year don’t even bother going through the torture of spending all that money on a costume your kids will wear one time or maybe a couple times playing dress up before they outgrow it. Instead, make them a costume using things you probably already have at home or at least could reuse if you have to buy it. Familyfun.com has a lot of really great do it yourself ideas and some are listed below.
What little girl doesn’t like to be pampered like a princess? With these few items from home your little girl will look like she just walked out of the most glorious spa… walked out half way through the spa treatment that is!
Eye mask (optional)
Green face paint
Fake nails ( or just paint her real ones for cheaper effect)
Bed room slippers
Dress your little girl up in the bathrobe, putting her hair up in the hand towel which needs to be secured with a safety pin. Cover with eye mask if used, if not it’ll be fine. Either press on fake nails or paint her finger nails for that spa treatment look, apply face paint but be sure to leave about an inch around the eyes and mouth. Use a spa or girlie gift bag as the Halloween candy bag, take the mirror and any other items she may want as accessories. Put on her sleepers and head out in the most relaxing Halloween costume in town!
Now if this doesn’t get the kids in the Halloween spirit nothing will!
Colored face paints
Makeup brush and sponge
Paint your child’s face white then take a damp sponge dipped in black paint and lightly dab the white paint to make it look a little grey, it’ll come out with a bruised look effect.
Use paintbrush to outline the eyes and to paint the lips with green, this can be done carefully with fingers if you don’t have a paintbrush. Also dab a few green splotches on the face for bruises.
Using the paintbrush or finger paint scars with stitches across the nose and cheeks using black paint and highlighting with red. Take a roll of gauze and roll around the crown of their head then under chin. Tuck in loose ends. The gauze should cover basically the head and neck, leaving the face out. I would put the child on a white t-shirt to blend it all in well. Add red paint to gauze in a few places for best mummy look!
Simple and cute.
Dark green face paint
Blue face paint
Makeup brush and sponge
Hat or headband
Hot glue gun
Dress your little one all in blue, possible blue turtle neck and blue tights. Use a makeup brush and apply green paint to child’s upper and lower eyelids, keep in a circle shape.
Make a beak using the same green paint. Do this by covering the lower par of your child’s nose and move down across the center of their mouth, making a point at the end (beak point) and this should end at the center of their chin. Cover the rest of the face with blue paint. Make a feathered cap by hot-gluing the feathers to a headband or old hat. Now Grab a baggie and go get some candy!