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Creating a Homemade Halloween Costume and Craft

Still looking for a Halloween costume for your little one? These inexpensive masks are easy to do and can be made out of materials you might already have laying around the house!

What you’ll need:

  • Scissors (for adult use only)
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn or string
  • Paper Plate

How to make the flower mask:

  1. Cut out the inside circle of the plate, leaving a two inch perimeter.
  2. Using a piece of construction paper, cut out one petal.
  3. Using this petal as a stencil, tracing and cutting out multiple petals until you have enough to cover the perimeter of the plate
  4. Glue the petals around the edge of the plate until completely covered
  5. Punch one hole on each side of the flower mask
  6. Cut two pieces of string or yarn and tie one piece to each hole, leaving enough string to secure the mask around your child’s head
  7. On Halloween, wear a green t-shirt or sweatshirt for the stem of the flower!
  8. For a fun variation, instead of petals, cut out brown triangles to create a mane. Paint whiskers on your little one’s face for a fun and adorable lion costume!

Marisa & Kim try on the masks for us!

How to make the Frankenstein mask:

  1. Cut the paper plate in half. Trim off an inch from the perimeter of the plate.
  2. Glue green construction paper to cover the plate and trim any access paper.
  3. Cut out a large black rectangle. Cut tiny small triangle notches in the rectangle for Frankenstein’s hair and glue onto the plate.
  4. Use a black market to draw stiches onto the forehead.
  5. Cut two eye holes.
  6. Cut out to ‘nails’ and glue onto the ends of the mask
  7. Punch one hole onto each side of the mask
  8. Cut two pieces of string or yarn and tie one piece to each hole, leaving enough string to secure the mask around your child’s head

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Posted October 27, 2011

by ColleenF

5 Comments

5 Responses

  1. kimbuckjr says:

    These masks turned out GREAT! Looking at the pink flower mask gave me a great idea…party decoration for my daughter’s upcoming 8th birthday party. My daughter and I are really into sunflowers so I’m thinking of making your pink flower a yellow sunflower and then gluing/taping brown construction paper in the middle.

    I’ll then hang the flowers from the celing and pin ‘em up around the birthday celebration room.

    Thank you so much for the great idea…you ROCK!

    Happy Halloween.

    - kimbuckjr

  2. Megan says:

    This is a GREAT entry!!!!!
    When I was little, my mom made halloween costumes for my two younger brothers and me EVERY year! Now that I’m grown (28) I’ve become sad at the fact that no mother seems to MAKE their child’s costume anymore.. They don’t bother to take the time.
    Rest assured, I won’t be a mother like that. Thank heavens my mom passed the love of sewing to create on to me.

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  5. boogie says:

    kim. can I bend you over and put it in your puss?

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