Your little ones are clamouring for Halloween? Channel your inner Martha Stewart and make costumes and decorations for this special family day without spending a fortune.
Get costumes out of the way
There’s no need to buy expensive Halloween costumes for you and your children. Just follow the trend and do-it-yourself!
Hand-made costumes always stand out from store-bought ones. Be original!
You don’t need much to turn your children into these nutty yellow characters: overalls, yellow turtle-neck, black gloves, pipe cleaners and you’re good to go!
Miss Summer 2017
The summer weather wasn’t really up to snuff… and likely to continue until Halloween.
So, why not dress up as Miss Summer 2017? All you need is:
- 1 umbrella
- LED lights
- See-through marbles
- 1 hot glue gun
Children love Legos and many of them will be more than happy to dress up as these yellow-headed toys.
The possibilities are endless when you have access to boxes and paint…
To create the head, use a sonotube. This disguise is not well-suited for children who will be trick-or-treating as their field of vision will be greatly reduced.
If your daughter loved Princess Poppy in the Trolls movie, then this disguise is for her.
It couldn’t be any easier. All you need is pink tulle, ribbons and felt.
Three’s company, four’s a party!
Do you want your Halloween costumes to make a big splash? Then opt for a theme so that everyone in the family is coordinated. Superheros is a classic!
Parents may have to squeeze into tights… but will certainly earn them the reputation of being the coolest parents in the neighbourhood!!
Don’t forget baby!
Babies can’t talk, but they’ll want to get in on the fun! Try dressing them up as old people and get a kick out of the uncanny resemblance. Your heart will melt. Guaranteed!
Transform your home
Now that the entire family is dressed up, it’s time to dress up your home.
Check out these simple projects that both young and old can have fun with.
Pumpkins are the cornerstone of all Halloween decorations. Use them to showcase your theme and as inspiration for all the other decorations you will make as a family. A few ideas to get the ball rolling:
Lanterns for a spooky atmosphere
The best final touch to any Halloween decor is lanterns. Check out these models made with glass or plastic containers. As you can see, the effect is terrific!
A spooky menu
Halloween is also about treating. Opt for a healthy meal as your children will be on a sugar high.
- 1 watermelon
- 2 blueberries (pupils)
- 2 bananas (eyes)
- Any other fruit your family loves
- Quartered pears
- 2 thinly sliced strawberries
- Sunflower seeds (teeth)
- Peanut butter or soya butter (in case of allergies)
- White chocolate
Chocolate chips (eyes)
- Put the sliced bananas on a stick in the freezer
- Once frozen, dip them in melted chocolate
- Add chocolate chips for eyes
- Put them back in the freezer until ready to serve
Happy Halloween to your entire family!