When I received my October 2010 issue of Parenting School Years, I found that what I had strongly suspected was true. They had some very cute and easy homemade Halloween costumes to choose from. I plan to make one for sure, the problem is that I just can’t figure out which one I’d like to take a stab at because they’re all so adorable. I finally narrowed it down to the homemade donut because it looked fairly quick to do, and in a house of 10, quick wins!
Homemade Donut Costume
1. First you’ll need to inflate a ring shaped float for a pool. Make sure that it’s not bigger than 30 inches in diameter. You’ll then need to paint it with an acrylic paint. If you get an 8 ounce bottle, that should suffice. It could be beige, if you want to make a yellow cake donut, or brown if you’ll be making it a chocolate donut.
2. Then it’s time to make the icing. This time mix another 8 ounce bottle of pink acrylic paint, with 4 ounces of glue, then spread this mixture over the what will be the top of the donut. Don’t worry about dripping…that will add to the whole donut look.
3. Once you notice that the glue drips are drying a bit but are still nice and tacky, add the donut sprinkles that you will have cut out from either different colored construction paper or foam ahead of time.
4. When it’s completely dried, which may take up to a couple of days so allow for time, it’s time to cut out a ring of cardboard that is somewhat smaller than the actual plastic ring. Once that’s completed, you’ll need to use a hole puncher to punch 2 holes on the top of that cardboard piece. This is where the ribbon, string, or elastic will be fed through for going around the child’s neck. Be sure not to block the float’s valve with the cardboard in case you need to fill it up with more air at some point.
5. Finally, use either wide ribbon, elastic to thread through the two punched holes for using around your child’s neck.
If you can find an October 2010 issue of Parenting School Years magazine, take a look at the wide variety of easy homemade Halloween costumes with directions to choose from. If your reaction is anything like mine, you won’t know which one you’ll want to go with! With any luck maybe I’ll be able to finish this one and try making another one of these Halloween costumes for one of of my other younger kids. The homemade gumball machine is cute too!
Parenting School Years magazine- October 2010 issue