Having kids dress up for Halloween can get pretty expensive! It’s much cheaper to make one or two of the costumes, and nothing beats having a homemade costume. It’s a great way to tap into your creativity and have fun making something! Here are two simple and inexpensive Halloween costumes to make.

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Scarecrow: You can find most items at your local thrift store.

  • A large straw hat with a flower glued to the side of it and raffia glued to the edges
  • Oversized flannel shirt
  • Faded blue jeans or overalls with patches
  • Rope for belt and to tie at the cuffs of the shirt
  • Stuff the shirt with a pillow
  • Glue some raffia or straw to hang out of jeans and shirt
  • Gardner’s gloves
  • Add a little bit of make up

Dice: Ask for a large cardboard box from your grocery store or another retailer.

  • Cardboard box  (large enough to fit your torso)
  • Cut out head and arms holes
  • Cover the box with large white construction paper
  • Cut out black circles from construction paper (use a small plate to trace circles)
  • Glue circles on each side of the box (to look like a dice)

Halloween costume possibilities are endless! You don’t even need a room full of crafting materials. All it takes is a little imagination.

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