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
    • Orange material or scarf
    • Brown material or scarf
    • Large foil roasting tin
    • Green spray paint
    • Brown crayon

    Full instructions: A Night Owl

  • Skeleton

    You will need:

    • Black clothes
    • White duct tape

    Full instructions: And We Play

  • Crazy cat lady

    You will need:

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

    Full instructions: Design Dazzle

  • Dragon

    You will need:

    • Green bodysuit
    • Green sponges
    • Fabric glue

    Full instructions: Masterworks

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  • Pizza

    You will need:

    • Large cardboard box or boxes
    • Felt for the crust and toppings
    • Fabric glue.

    Full instructions: U Create Crafts

  • Elliot and E.T.

    You will need:

    • Red hoodie
    • White crate
    • Soft toy, preferably with big eyes
    • White blanket
    • Bike

    Full instructions: And We Play

  • 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

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  • Flowerpot

    You will need:

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

    Full instructions: Dukes and Duchesses

  • Owl

    You will need:

    • Felt
    • Needle and thread
    • Velcro

    Full instructions: The Mombot