The days are getting a bit longer and before you know it, Halloween will be just around the corner. Have you thought about your children’s costume yet? Did you know you can make some really clever costumes with items from around the house?
I was recently asked to do review a book called Clever Costumes by Shannon Whitt. When I found out that you could make some really great costumes with refurbishing items from around the house, I just had to see this book.
You use plastic bags, bottle caps and other recyclables along with the satin, duct tape, fuzzy fasteners and elastic cord that comes with the book and you can make 50+ simple projects for everyone in the family. You also re-purpose old tshirts and other clothing items.
This adorable Queen of Hearts outfit is made with Target bags and garbage bags! The crown is made with poster board and glitter. What I love about these costumes is that the kids can help with some of the easier tasks. What little girl wouldn’t love this cute costume.
And for the boys, how about a Gutsy Gladiator costume made with paper bags and trash bags. The instructions are so super easy to follow on all the projects.
The front of the book tells you in more detail instructions how to make the skirts, vests, wigs, feathers, flowers and leaves. The contents shows over 20+ full costumes to choose from. And remember, this book comes with duct tape, elastic cord fuzzy fasteners and satin to get you started on your next creation.
Be sure to check out the video below to see how Shannon shows how easy it is to make a plastic bag skirt. So cute!
You can also find this book at Amazon for $14.14. The description says its a paper back which comes in a hard back book with the extra items listed above to make the costumes with.
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I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!