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Creative Halloween costume ideas

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You don’t have to buy an expensive costume in order for your child to be well-dressed for Halloween. In fact, some of the most creative costumes are home-made. And they don’t have to involve hours of work.

Just use your imagination and let your kids help for a fun do-it-together project. To get you started, here are a few ideas;

The Do-It-Yourself Network shows you how to easily transform your child into a candy rapper, pun intended. Take some white paper the width of Smarties candy and roll it to the size of a Smarty. Then wrap it in colored cellophane, twisting the ends. Hot glue each one to a T-shirt. It may be easier to just grab a couple dozen actual Smarties out of the Halloween treat bowl and glue them to the shirt. Add a chunky rapper-style costume jewelry necklace and a cool hat. If you have a toy microphone, great!

Also from diynetwork.com is an all-eyes-on-me costume — a t-shirt and a LOT of ping pong balls. Paint eyeballs on enough ping pong balls to cover the front of the shirt.You can just paint on pupils or use colored markers for irises, as well. Really get into the spirit with red bloodshot lines. Hot glue each eyeball, inserting a piece of cardboard inside the shirt first to make sure you don’t glue the front of the shirt to the back. Easy peasy.

Parenting.com has an easy Rubik’s Cube costume idea. Cut holes for the head and arms in a square box (make sure it fits the child so he or she can move comfortably.) Cut the flaps off the open end so that child can pull the finished cube over his head. Glue green construction paper to cover one side. Repeat with blue, orange, yellow and red on other sides. Then mark off squares using black electrical tape. Done!

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