10 easy Halloween costumes made from things around the house

Raid your child's existing wardrobe, add some household items and voila! Unique Halloween costumes that no one else will have thought of

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

    You will need:

    • Green onesie
    • Tan, orange and brown felt
    • Oval roasting tin
    • Green spray paint
    • Brown crayon

    Full instructions: A Night Owl

  • Flowerpot

    You will need:

    • Pink shirt and leggings
    • Large plastic tub
    • Pound shop flowers
    • Headband with flower glued on 

    Full instructions: Dukes and Duchesses

  • Crazy cat lady

    You will need:

    • Soft cat toys
    • Dressing gown
    • Safety pins
    • Hair rollers

    Full instructions: Design Dazzle

  • Pizza

    You will need:

    • Felt for the crust and toppings
    • Fabric glue.

    Full instructions: U Create Crafts

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  • Hot Air Balloon

    You will need:

    • a small, round plastic washing basket
    • spray paint
    • twine, rope or yarn 
    • a large helium-filled balloon

    Full instructions: Simple Simon and Company via DIY Network

  • Snail

    You will need:

    •  Brown paper
    • Masking tape
    • Headband
    • Styrofoam balls
    • Ribbon
    • Glue Gun

    Full instructions: Oh Happy Day

  • Elliot and E.T.

    You will need:

    • Red hoodie
    • White crate
    • ET doll

    Full instructions: And We Play

  • Skeleton

    You will need:

    • Black clothes
    • White duct tape

    Full instructions: And We Play

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  • Owl

    You will need:

    • Felt
    • Needle and thread
    • Velcro

    Full instructions: The Mombot

  • Dragon

    You will need:

    • Green bodysuit
    • Green sponges
    • Fabric glue

    Full instructions: Masterworks


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