There’s only one week left before Halloween, which means time is winding down to find the perfect costume for your kids. There’s even less time to come up with a costume considering that many communities host their trick-or-treating this weekend. Luckily for you, our agent Gail is quite crafty and has made multiple costumes for her children when they were younger. Here are a few costumes Gail has made in the past:
Pillsbury Doughboy: “When my son was younger I made my version of Pillsbury Doughboy. I made a flour sack for his body and a floppy chef’s hat, then gave him a rolling pin and put flour on his face. He was still waddling a little when he walked and it was so cute!”
1950s girl: “I made a felt skirt for my daughter with a bunch of appliqued records on it. She wore her Grandpa’s high school letter sweater we found in the attic. Simple, festive, and fun!”
Skeleton: “Use white contact paper and black sweat suits to make great skeleton costumes—just cut the bones out of the contact paper and stick them directly on the sweat suits.”
Puppy: “Attach long floppy felt dog ears to headphones or ear muffs. Using an empty, large puppy food bag, cut a hole in the bottom for the head and in the sides for the arms. Attach a tail to the back and wear mittens for paws. Face paint a nose and some whiskers. Adorable!”
Halloween is a great time of year, but all the goblins, ghouls, and of course candy can distract you from basic safety guidelines. West Bend Cares, a safety blog from West Bend Mutual, has 7 tips for keeping your family and neighborhood safe on Halloween. Here are a few:
- Remind your children not to talk to strangers.
- Examine candy before allowing your children to eat it.
- Make sure your children have flashlights, glow stick, or reflective material attached to their costumes if your community’s trick-or-treating hours are after daylight.
You can read all 7 tips here.
Get creative this Halloween and make a unique costume that no one else will have! Always remember to keep your family safe and have a frighteningly fun Halloween!