Halloween is just a few days away! More likely than not, you have been hearing your kids talk about dressing up, going trick or treating, and getting all their favorite candy. But, uh oh — you forgot to get a costume for your child this year!

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Children

With Halloween only a few nights away, fear not — it is not too late to create a fun and unique costume for your kids! In this blog, we put together some last-minute, DIY Halloween costumes that your child will enjoy. Forgo store bought ones, paying a fortune for something that will likely only be worn once a year, and whip up a great costume this weekend!

Kids DIY Robot Costume

Beep-boop! Turn your child into a fun android! This easy costume will require a few accessories, many that you likely already have lying around the house!

Materials Needed:

  • A large cardboard box
  • Silver spray paint
  • An old helmet
  • Tinfoil
  • Metallic heating vents

To create the body of this costume, take a large cardboard box, and paint it using silver spray paint. Cut a hole on the top and bottom of the box, and two holes for arms on each side. Take a old bike helmet and cover it in tinfoil to keep the robot theme going. Once your child is in the costume, complete the look by placing your child’s arm and legs into collapsible, metallic heating vents. The inexpensive and unique costume is sure to wow your child’s friends!

Kids DIY Cat Costume

Ah, the purr-fect Halloween costume for children of all ages. The great thing about a cat costume is that you likely already have all the materials and items you need to pull off a paw-tastic look.

Materials Needed:

  • Sweatpants with a shirt of the same color
  • Headband
  • Felt
  • Eyeliner pencil

Find a pair of grey, black, white, or brown sweatpants and a matching long-sleeve t-shirt or sweatshirt. Attach two pieces of felt to a headband to stand up like ears, and use a black eyeliner pencil to draw whiskers on your child’s cheeks. You can even use other makeup to color their nose and add other detail. To complete the costume, look for sneakers and gloves that are the same color as their clothing. And, do not forget to add a long piece of fabric for the tail!  If your child isn’t a fan of our feline friends, modify the ears to look like a dog! Whichever furry companion they choose, your child will enjoy going from house to house in this comfy costume.

Kids DIY Grape Costume

There is no costume quite as sweet as a bundle of grapes. And, the best part is that this costume is very easy and inexpensive to make.

Materials Needed:

  • Purple or green balloons
  • Purple or green shirt and pants
  • Safety pins
  • Double-sided tape
  • Ribbon

Let your child decide if they want to be purple or green grapes, and then find balloons of that color. Blow up the balloons, and use safety pins to attach them to your child’s shirt — making sure not to pop the balloons. Use the double-sided tape stick the balloons together and voila! This sweet and unique costume is sure to cause some stir!

These are three easy, DIY Halloween costumes for kids that can be created just in time for trick or treating. Remember to keep in mind our Trick Or Treat Safety Tips, and that our daycare in Columbia, MO is here for your child care needs! To receive free program and enrollment information, contact our friendly daycare teachers today!