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10 Halloween Costumes You Can Make With a Cardboard Box

Do you want a creative costume for your kid this Halloween?
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These DIY Cardboard Box Costumes for kids will get your creative juices flowing and show you how easy it is to make a costume that is fun, cheap and unique.

How to Make A Kids Fry Box Costume fromThe Project Girl

“I totally have a thing for making halloween costumes. I love how its like a unconventional materials challenge on Project Runway, and you can just velcro and glue gun your way into the final because it doesn’t have to last for more than a night…I hope you like my DIY kid fry costume…”

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How to Make a MINECRAFT Steve Costume for Less than $10 fromVinobaby’s Voice

“Don’t know about you, but I’m far too cheap to shell out $75 for a cardboard box and a couple of pieces of foam. Solution: make your own!””

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East and Cheap Rubix Cube Costume fromToday’s Mama

“Fast, easy, cheap and pretty dang awesome. That’s hard to beat when it comes to Halloween costumes!”

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Cardboard Box Dinosaur fromAdventure in a Box

“It certainly looked like we had a project cut out for the afternoon – a cardboard box dinosaur.”

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And another DIY Cardboard Dinosaur Costume fromHello, Wonderful that could pass as monster.

“This was a huge hit with my son and he loves his dinosaur costume! It would be awesome fun for pretend play or a dinosaur themed party too.”

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American Girl Costume fromDukes & Duchesses

“Lila was so happy with her costume and it won second place in her age category in our neighborhood costume contest.”

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DIY LEGO Costume fromKids Activities Blog

“Would your LEGO enthusiast love to wear a giant LEGO costume for Halloween this year?”

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Or,for the dedicated try The LEGO Movie LEGO Costumes fromInstructables

“We loved The Lego Movie and wanted to recreate some of our favorite characters. The costumes took a LONG time to create (about 70 hours), but the reactions were priceless.”

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Cardboard Box Fire Truck Costume fromPopsugar

“If you have a lil firefighter on your hands, you can enhance their favorite red hat and fireman’s coat with a custom fire truck made out of eco-friendly materials. A visit to your recycle bin, should garner you a strong cardboard box. “

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Lemonade and Ice Cream Stands fromLove the Day

I’m completely obsessed with the stands and their bright colors.”

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You can see there is a lot that can be done with a box, glue and a little creativity. What other costumes have you made with a cardboard box?

The Mama’s Guide to Halloween

Halloween can be busy. Halloween can be fun. Halloween can be extremely stressful. The costumes, the decorations, crafts, activities, school parties, trick or treating, kids safety, food, recipes,...we get it. You’re most likely feeling overwhelmed with this spooky holiday. We’ve been there before too. Halloween is meant to be fun for everyone, not wear you down with all the minutiae of the holiday festivities! We’re here to help! Here’s what every Mama needs to know about Halloween. The Mama’s Guide to Halloween provides Halloween tips, tricks, resources, recipes, activities, costume ideas, and more!

Mamas Guide To Halloween


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