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


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



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



You will need:

  • Green bodysuit
  • Green sponges
  • Fabric glue

Full instructions: Masterworks



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



You will need:

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

Full instructions: Oh Happy Day



You will need:

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

Full instructions: Dukes and Duchesses



You will need:

  • Felt
  • Needle and thread
  • Velcro

Full instructions: The Mombot

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