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7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

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Life’s busy. We get it. And Halloween has a way of creeping up on us (pun totally intended) before we’ve had a chance to settle into the new school year. It’s no surprise many of us are scrambling to bedeck our kiddos into their favorite superheroes and princesses. Not to fear, we’ve gathered some of our favorite DIY costumes, many of which use things you already have on hand. Get ready for some 11th-hour costume greatness!

 

 

 

 

Clown

📷: Working Mother

All you need is some craft paper, pom-poms, tape, and safety pins for this one. Use a long-sleeved or pajama top and pin the pom-poms. Accordion fold the craft paper for the collar, and fold a basic paper hat and glue a pom-pom on top. Grab a tube of red lipstick for the lips, cheeks, and nose, and voila! Your kiddo’s ready for the carnival. All the details HERE

Baby Shark

📷: Make It & Love It

Go ahead, we know you want to sing it! Hum away while whipping up this sweet costume in no time. No sewing machine? No problem! Liquid Stitch is great in a pinch (buy HERE), and it will even work for making the dorsal fin. Easy as trick-or-treat! Tutorial HERE

Fluffy Cloud

📷: Oh Happy Day

Put your kid on cloud nine in this super fun DIY costume! This one’s a little more involved because there are a few steps, but have the kids help out with the construction. All you need is some batting, balloons, paper, felt, and a simple flour/water mixture. Instructions HERE

Pac-Man

📷: The Effortless Chic

Go 80s vintage in this cool Pac Man DIY! Grab some cardboard, yellow and black spray paint, and a hot glue gun and get crafting. Bonus points for checkered Vans. Details HERE

Spider Web

📷: Martha Stewart

A trip to the Dollar Store or your favorite Halloween store is all that’s required for this fantastic last-minute spider web getup. Details HERE

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

📷: A Night Owl

We’re going bananas for this adorable DIY Ninja Turtle! Whether they prefer Michaelangelo or Leonardo, your job’s a treat making this costume up because all you need is a pair of green jammies and some felt for the eye mask, armbands, and sash. And how genius is using a foil roasting pan for the shell! Tutorial HERE

Clark Kent

📷: Taking Care of Monkey Business

It doesn’t get much simpler than this. Take your child’s Superman pajamas or tee and layer it under a white button-up shirt, add some glasses and you’re done! Details HERE.

Ok Whitney Ranch, show us your costumes using #WhitneyRanch. We can’t wait to see! Happy Halloween!