Difficulty: 3 out of 4 pumpkins
Materials & Tools
2 soda liter bottles
Silver spray paint
6 Toilet paper rolls
Hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants
Goggles (either swim or ski)
Pipe cleaner or wire
Ribbon or yarn
Step 1: Create Air Tankss:
Take 2 liter soda bottles, remove labels, and spray paint silver. Place bottles side by side and stick together with two pieces of duct tape: one just above the middle of the bottle, and another an inch or two below that. Hold the bottles to your child's back to determine where it should lie. Cut four pieces of duct tape, adhere the two sticky sides together to make the shoulder straps. Secure the straps to the bottles with duct tape
Step 2: Create the Flotation Belt
Take 6 toilet paper rolls and cover in aluminum foil. Using duct tape, attach the rolls every few inches around a belt.
Step 3: Create Fish
Cut out fish shapes from various different colored construction paper. Let your kids decorate with markers/crayons.
Step 4: Create Flippers
Cut out flipper shapes from construction paper. Using a hole punch, create holes in left and right corners around the ankle.
Step 5: Get Dressed
Find a matching pair of sweatpants and sweatshirt in your child's closet or drawers. Pull the hood of the sweatshirt up and place goggles on over the hood. Put on flotation belt and air tanks. Attach fish to goggles, belt, and/or air tanks with pipe cleaner or wire. Have your child put on their shoes – then secure flippers with a piece of ribbon or yarn.
It's a bird, it's a plane! Nope, but a caped crusader is a great idea for a Halloween costume.
Difficulty: 2 out of 4 pumpkins
Materials & Tools
Colorful top/skirt/tights (for girls)
Any color Sweatshirt and sweatpants (for boys)
2 Loofahs (for girls)
Hair elastics and bobby pins (for girls)
1 pair colorful socks (kids size)
Black Garbage bags
Duct tape or Electrical tape
Step 1: Get Dressed
Search through your child's closets and drawers for their colorful attire. Girls can wear a top, skirt and tights. Boys can wear sweatshirt and sweatpants, or even long underwear. Footwear is as simple as a pair of winter or rain boots.
Step 2: Extra Touch for Girls
Put hair in pig tails or pony tail. Take two loofahs and wrap around elastic , Bobby pin to hold in place, if needed.
Step 3: Make Arm Bands
Take a colorful pair of socks and cut off the feet. The top band of the sock that remains can be put on as wrist or arm bands.
Step 4: Create Mask
Check your costume box for an old masquerade or dress up mask. If you don't own one, drawn the outline on your child's face with colored eye liner.
Step 5: Create Cape
Lay two garbage bags next to each other, overlapping, so that they are a width that will comfortably fit around your child's neck. Line the entire outline of the bags -- front and back -- with electrical tape. Bring out your creative side: use the electrical tape to create patterns and designs on the garbage bags. Using a hole punch -- make a hole in the upper left and right corners. Secure cape by threading a piece of string through the holes and tying at the neck.
Step 6: Create Superhero Logo