Let’s be honest, kids are pretty stinkin’ cute, but throw an animal or food costume on them and they’re adorable! But those store-bought Halloween costumes can get expensive. And, as we all know, clothes don’t stay nice for very long when being worn by young ones. Give your son or daughter a piece of chocolate and minutes later you’ll have a chocolate mess on the expensive costume that you just bought. So what’s a parent to do?
Check out our collection of some of the cutest do-it-yourself children’s Halloween costumes for kids:
What could be cuter than a mini Clark Kent? Not much! Put a Superman shirt on under a button-up and some slacks, grab a pair of glasses and a cape, and your little one is ready to save the world!
Now this one might make a get a little crafty, but all that work will be worth it when your little one looks like a decadent cupcake. You’ll need a lampshade, a towel and a few colorful pompoms to decorate the top of your cupcake.
She’s been on your shelves for years and now you can make her come to life. All you need is a long-sleeved yellow dress, some Mary Janes, an umbrella and, of course, a container of Morton Salt.
Who doesn’t want to fly around with a jetpack strapped to their back? Don’t worry, the jetpack won’t cost you much, just the price of two soda bottles, a can of spray paint and a few pieces of felt.
It’s a cute saying but an even cuter Halloween costume! Put on your child’s raincoat and rain boots, and attach stuffed dogs and cats to the top of the umbrella.
The Despicable Me Minions are everyone’s favorite yellow handy men, and it’s a pretty simple costume. All you need are black goggles, yellow hoodies, denim overalls and a few black pipe cleaners. This is bound to be one of the most popular costumes this year.
Adults and children alike have gone wild for Duck Dynasty, and what’s cuter than kids with beards and camo?
Does your youngster have a flair for the dramatic? Why not dress them up red-carpet style? Go old-school Hollywood with a red carpet look like this mini Audrey Hepburn.
Get it? Pigs in a blanket? Too cute! You can make the ears with a headband and some felt and make the nose out of buttons or just paint it pink.
Is your son or daughter an adventure seeker? Let them take a ride in a hot air balloon this Halloween! Cut the bottom out of a cardboard box, cover it with burlap and attach an oversized balloon you can buy at the party store. They’re in for one crazy ride!
Have other ideas for DIY children’s Halloween costumes? Let’s hear them! Let us know in the comments below.