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Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids

Need some last-minute costume ideas? Check out what others have come up with this season for the little ghouls in their lives.

It’s easy to take a sheet, cut a few holes in it and call it a ghost, but you might find yourself with an unhappy trick-or-treater if that’s as far as your creativity takes you this year.

While there is always the option of going to the store and buying a costume, you run the risk of getting a poorly made, expensive and unimaginative getup.

Patch explored the Internet and found plenty of adorable, easy and sometimes even earth-friendly options:

  • Martha Stewart’s Spring Chicken costume is extremely cute and cuddly. It’s also super simple—just some loose wool batting, a few feather boas and a little red felt. (Appropriate for children ages 3 and older)
  • TheDailyGreen.com has a listing of recycled Halloween costumes including a crocodile made out of a cardboard box, butcher and tissue paper, and a little tape. 

A simple yet creative homemade costume is a snail outfit (see photo). Use brown clothing, a rolled-up blanket and silver duct tape. The antennae consists of a knit hat with pipe cleaners, but you can improvise with a headband, pipe cleaners and strong glue.

What is your best homemade costume idea? Share it in the comments section below.

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