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DIY children’s costumes for Halloween

Halloween is a very special festival for the children. This is exactly her thing – dressing up as a favorite creature and asking for “trick or treating”. Of course, mom takes care of the right costume – either she buys it from the costume shop or she makes it on her own.

If you’re the kind of mom who always tinkers with cool things, then take a look at our suggestions for a Halloween costume for girls or boys.

Make Halloween costumes yourself for children

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You can easily turn your little girl into a snail, if she’s got the idea too, of course. All you need for this are the following materials:

◊ wrapping paper

◊ Masking tape

◊ a headband

◊ two styrofoam balls

◊ a loop

◊ a hot glue gun

Make your own Halloween costume – a snail

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Step 1:

First, make the snail shell. Crumple a large piece of wrapping paper and start rolling the paper from one corner of the paper. Then wrap it around to get the snail shell shape. You can repeat this step until your snail shell is the size you want. In the meantime you are securing the shape with masking tape. When this is finally done, glue the paper with the hot glue gun and remove the painter’s masking tape.

step 2

Repeat the entire step 1 to create the other half of the snail shell. Then glue both halves together and attach the whole snail shell to a pre-made square cardboard. Two loops are also attached to this cardboard (see the picture below) so that the whole structure resembles a satchel.

Crumple, roll, wrap and glue the wrapping paper

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Make a snail shell out of paper

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 A cardboard with attached two loops transforms the snail shell into a satchel

make halloween costumes yourself snail costume paper crafting process

step 3

Make the snail headband. Take a piece of paper, crumple it again and roll it up so that it becomes rigid. Then glue the Styporor ball to one end of the paper and the headband to the other end. Repeat step 3 twice and you will have two cute snail eyes.

The result – a sugar snail

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And what does your little boy want to be at Haloween? A robot maybe? This is a very effective costume for boys that you could also make effortlessly.

Required materials:

◊ Cardboard boxes in suitable sizes

◊ aluminum foil

◊ pipe

◊ wire

◊ a styrofoam ball

◊ some felt

Inexpensive materials for this DIY project

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 Cut 1

The cardboard boxes should fit the height of your child well. The small box comes around the head and the larger one around the body. Make openings for the mouth and eyes and one more for the neck (as shown in the picture below). Then cover the cardboard boxes completely in aluminum foil.

Tinker robot costume

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 step 2

Cut the pipe in four parts – two for the arms and two for the legs. The lengths should of course be right. You can make lengthways cuts on the tubes for the legs for more comfort when putting them on. What you can do is fold back the ends of the pipe and surround them with pieces of felt.

step 3

Finally, glue the spring to the small cardboard box and the Styrofoam ball on top.

Cool Halloween costume for boys

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trick or treat?

kids halloween costumes make yourself robots

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