These 5 Easy Halloween Costumes for Kids Are Super Cute

These 5 Easy Halloween Costumes for Kids Are Super Cute

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Ariel Knutson
Oct 17, 2017
(Image credit: Rachel Joy Baransi)

Parents, you're in luck. There are only a handful of days left before Halloween, and if you still don't know what your kids are going to dress up as, I have five excellent homemade costumes to share. All of them are food-themed, and most of them you can make with just a hot glue gun and a trip to the fabric (or grocery) store.

1. Popcorn

For this buttery costume, you simply crumple up some copy paper and lightly spray one side of the paper with yellow spray paint. Then you hot glue the paper to a white T-shirt and add white stripes to red pants with white duct tape or natural-looking tape.

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2. Salad

What's scarier than a healthy salad, right? Maybe? For this costume you'll need an old shirt (preferably green), a pack of green tissue paper (like this), red mini balloons, and white and yellow felt cut to the shape of a fried egg.

Wearing a pair of gloves, pinch the green tissue paper and cover the tip in hot glue. Then, from the inside of the shirt, grab the glue-covered tip so it attaches to the outside. Wait until the glue has hardened. Cover the entire shirt in the tissue paper this way.

Then, using a low-heat setting (if your glue gun has that) attach the balloons and the fried egg. Let your kid hold serving utensils to complete the look.

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3. Avocado Toast

Your kid will the trendiest (breakfast) item on the block with this avocado toast costume. For the "bread" portion of the costume, cover foam board in light tan felt. For the crust you can hot glue darker brown felt around the edges of the foam board. This dark brown felt can also be used to create a big loop so your kid can hang the costume around his or her neck.

To make the avocado slices you'll need light green felt, pillow stuffing, and hot glue. Cut out various sizes of "avocado slice" shapes from the felt, add a little stuffing to the middle of each slice, and hot glue them together. Spray paint the edges of the slices with a darker green. Then, hot glue the avocado slices to the toast.

The final touch, of course, is the "salt" portion of the avocado toast. For this we crumbled styrofoam and hot glued it on.

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4. Trader Joe's Employee

This is the easiest of the kids' costumes by far! All you need are some cargo shorts, a Hawaiian shirt, and a reusable Trader Joe's bag. Bonus! You can use the Trader Joe's bag while you're out trick-or-treating.

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5. Broccoli

For this costume you're going to need a bunch of pom-poms in various shades of green. You'll also need a green hoodie, a green hat, and some green pants. Then you simply attach the green pom-poms to the hat and the sleeves of the sweatshirt; you can do this with a hot glue gun. To complete the look, cut out a leaf shape from some green felt and glue it to the hat near the pom-poms.

Which kids' costume is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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