Local shops usually have ready and available Halloween costumes and accessories even weeks before Holloween. However, it won’t be surprising if these shops will be selling Halloween costumes and accessories at such a high price especially during the Halloween season. Also, your kids are going to wear exactly the same Halloween costumes other kids will be wearing in your neighborhood. Try organizing Halloween crafts for kids. Besides, why sacrifice fun and creativity? Doing Halloween crafts for kids can be a great time to spend time with family. Here are very easy projects you and your kids can do together to create Halloween costumes and homemade make-up.
A No-sew Halloween Costume
You can definitely make Halloween costumes with Halloween crafts for kids that don’t have to involve sewing! Sewing can be a daunting task for your kids, too, so try the Haunting Ghouls idea below.
Use a white fabric or old white bed sheet to fit over your child. Then, simply mark where the ghost’s eyes should be. Let your child draw the ghost’s eyes around those marks-these could be elliptical or “angry eyes”. Cut out the shape of the eyes so your child can see through them when wearing the costume. Mark the back part of the costume and create a small hole (this will be used to attach two other ghosts later).
To make two floating ghosts for this Halloween crafts for kids, cover two balloons with any kind of sac and secure with a string. Place leftover white fabric or any white cloth over each covered balloon and secure with a safety pin (attach fabric to the sac). Have your child draw eyes and a mouth over the fabrics. Since the balloons are going to keep rotating, your child can draw two ghost faces on each “ghost”, one at the front and another at the back.
With these very simple steps and easy-to-find materials, you now have created floating ghosts! Then next step is to attach the balloons to your child’s belt or clothing through the hole you made at the back of the costume. You can either tie the strings of the balloons to your child’s belt or use a safety pin to attach to your child’s clothes. Your child can now pretend to be a ghost with two other floating ghosts creeping behind!
Homemade Facial Halloween Crafts For Kids
There are several Halloween crafts for kids out there and all you have to do is to sift through them and choose which ones you like. If you need to apply makeup, you can easily prepare your own at home. For the base, all you need to do is mix cornstarch, flour, and corn syrup. Use food coloring to add color-red is good for that bloody effect. Use paintbrushes, cotton swabs, or sponges to create different looks.
Always paint one color at a time. To create stripes, spots, or very fine details, utilize a paintbrush. For that smudgy look or to clean up mess, use cotton swabs. Finally, it’s best to use a sponge for the base. Always have a lighter-colored base and paint details one color at a time.
Making your kids costumes and Halloween crafts for kids should an activity that both parents and children should be fun. After all, you are creating things with your kids. It should be effortless, imaginative, and most of all, enjoyable!