6 Spooktacular Halloween Costumes You Can Make Yourself

Alternative Titles: 7 Spooktacular DIY Halloween Costumes

Go green this Halloween and leave those cheaply made, cookie-cutter costumes at the store. Using a few simple items from your house, you can make your kids some fun and exciting costumes that they will love on Halloween and beyond. You will not only save money, you’ll also encourage creativity and teach your kids the value of recycling. Here are some DIY ideas to get you started:

Super speed race car. Repurpose a large moving box and some red paint to handcraft your very own Lightening McQueen.

Fearsome crocodile. Get ready to go down under with this fearsome crocodile costume made out of cardboard and some tape!

Where’s Waldo? If you’re crafty and like to knit or crochet, this one’s for you. With some red and white yarn, you can create a Where’s Waldo hat for your little one.

Sock Monkey. Get out your sewing machine and turn an old sweater into a sock monkey costume for your baby or toddler.

WALL-E. Does your kid love that adorable robot? Make a WALL-E costume from a few boxes and photo-luminescent foam.

Hoot owl. Have five minutes and some spare fabric? Create this woodland creature costume in no time flat.

Have you ever made your own costumes from materials from around your house? Tell us how they turned out (even better if you can post a picture)!

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