Nine-year-old Emma loves owls. She also loves turquoise and "all the colors of the rainbow". I combined the three to create this fun DIY owl costume for her to wear this Halloween. DIY Owl Costume for Kids I thought about using the same robe design I had used for the other kids' cat, fox, and bunny costumes, but I decided that the wings would make it too unwieldy. So … [Read more...] about DIY Owl Costume for Kids
I am happy to say that I have three out of four costumes sewn, with the fourth cut out to (hopefully!) be stitched together today! All of my kids have sensory issues (although only one has a formal diagnosis), so these costumes were designed to be as comfortable as possible (see my sensory-friendly Halloween costumes for kids post for more tips). They are all made out of fleece … [Read more...] about Fleece DIY Halloween Costumes: Cat, Bunny, and Fox
This was our first year of all DIY Halloween costumes – but probably not our last! I want costumes that are cute and comfortable, and that is hard to find (at least affordably) with commercial outfits! I knew I wanted to make these butterfly costumes for my girls as soon as I saw them on ikat bag – one of my all-time favorite blogs – and, luckily, my girls agreed! DIY … [Read more...] about DIY Halloween Costumes: Three Butterfly Costumes
I made four Halloween costumes yesterday! It’s amazing what can happen when Dad is around to hang out with the littles and take the kids on school runs! His new job doesn’t start until Friday, and we are all making the most of our days off with him! Johnny and I had a LOT of discussions about what he wanted his Halloween costume to look like, and we finally settled on this … [Read more...] about How to Make a King Costume
Emma has enjoyed studying various versions of the Little Red Riding Hood story with her wonderful first grade teacher, and she has been telling me for weeks that she wants a Little Red Riding Hood costume for Halloween this year! We made her riding hood out of fleece (it’s cold at Halloween in Massachusetts!) using this free robe dress pattern and tutorial from the … [Read more...] about Little Red Riding Hood Costume: Afterschool Fun!