Halloween is just around the corner. There's just one more week to prepare for the festivities, tricks and treats. And only one more week to get your little trick-or-treater's costume ready! In case you are scrambling for a costume and low on inspiration, here are some of our suggestions and the tools you need from Blickenstaff's to pull it off!
Have your kid dress in all black or gray. Using yellow and white tape, create "lanes" on their clothes. Attach toy cars, buses, fire trucks, and other vehicles to the clothing. Depending on how much time you have and how creative you're feeling, you can add buildings, traffic cones, and stop lights made of felt. You probably have most of the supplies laying around the house, but you can pick up toy cars and trucks in the store.
Raggedy Ann or Andy
This costume may take bit more preparation, but it is adorable and a classic! For Ann, a blue dress, white apron, white bonnet and striped socks will do the trick (although a red yarn wig will really complete the look!). For Andy, blue overalls, a checkered red shirt, and a white hat are all you need. For both, you will want to use face paint crayons from Blickenstaff's to create their signature look. Draw a red triangle on the nose, red lips and a smile that extends past the corners of the mouth, and add some eyelashes underneath each eye.
A box of crayons
This idea is really easy and great if you are trying to find costumes for multiple children. Have each child dress entirely in one color. Find a party hat in that color or cover one in construction paper. Cut out letters in black felt or construction paper to make the crayon wrapper.
If you are really scrambling for a costume and don't have any time to make one, come into Blickenstaff's, where we have an awesome collection of costumes for kids of all ages, from infant to preteen. Whether they want to be an astronaut, a tricerotops, a princess or a chef, we have a costume for them! Come on in and check them out...before it's too late!