This year you don't have to buy expensive shiny costumes. Just a few things in your home or at your local store can make a safe and clever outfit. Here are three ideas for trick-or-treaters this Halloween, with the supplies needed and instructions how to assemble them.
- Three sets of black tights
- Pipe cleaners
- Polyester batting
- A long-sleeved leotard
- Black embroidery thread
- Eight feet of thick string
- Fifteen purple balloons
- A purple turtleneck or sweatshirt
- Purple pants or leggings
- Some safety pins
- Two 1-foot squares of green felt
Dress the child in the shirt and pants. Fasten the string to the underarm area and wrap the string of balloons around the child. Attach a safety pin on the other end to the clothes. Adjust the balloons by sliding them along string. Attach the felt leaves to the child's hair.
- A Band-Aid
- Black-rimmed glasses with the lenses removed
- Blue jeans, a striped shirt and running shoes
- Red lip pencil
- Hair mousse
- A red cape
- A stick wooden broom
Dress the child and wrap the cape around the shoulders. Then wrap the Band-Aid around the bridge of the glasses and draw a lightning bolt scar on the forehead with lip pencil.
Things to Rememer: These costumes are for school-age children. Toddlers' costumes should be free of small parts that can become loose and pose a choking hazard.