You can smell it in the Prosper, Texas air – Halloween is coming! The days are getting shorter and the weather is finally cooling down. As the big day approaches, you and your children may be scrambling to get last minute costumes together for parties and trick-or-treating. Here are a few easy ideas to get you started:

Candy Boxes

Halloween is filled with treats, and this costume just made it even sweeter!

What you need:

– Tape, pencil

– Scissors

– Large cardboard boxes

– Craft paper

– Acrylic paint (colors vary depending on candy your child chooses).

What you do: Start by cutting the holes for the arms and head on the cardboard box. Then, cover the entire box with craft paper and sketch the candy box details with a pencil. Paint according to how the box looks in real life, and then let it dry. For more tips on this project, click here.

Rubik’s Cube

Speaking of boxes, here’s another fun and easy idea for a children’s Halloween costume: a Rubik’s cube!

What you need:

– Large square box

– Scissors

– Craft glue

– Black electrical tape

– Four 8 ½ by 11-inch sheet of green, blue, orange, yellow, and red paper.

What you do: Start off by cutting holes for your child’s head and arms. Don’t forget to cut off the flaps of the open end so your child can pull the cube over their head. Then, grab the craft glue and paste the four 8 ½ by 11-inch sheets of blue paper to one side. Repeat with the other colors to fill up all sides. Use the black electric tape to create squares on all the sides.

Here Comes the Sun

We all know your little ones light up your life, and now is an easy time to show it!

What you need:

– Orange and yellow felt

– Elastic, pipe cleaners

– Rickrack,

– Scissors

– Fabric glue

– Large safety pin

– Over-sized yellow sweatshirt.

What you do: Create a smiling sun with the yellow and orange felt. Decorate it with the pipe cleaners and rickrack. Then, have your child put on yellow knee socks or tights to finish off the look. For detailed instructions, click here.

Prosper, Texas has some fun Halloween events coming up that you will not want to miss! Make sure your children are dressed to the nines in preparation for trick-or-treating. Do you have any easy DIY costume ideas for your little ones? Add to our list below!