How to Make an Easy Pumpkin Costume for Kids
As part of the Care.com Halloween costume series, turn your kid into an orange gourd in 3 easy steps.
Everyone loves pumpkins at Halloween. They're big, orange and the symbol of the candy-seeking holiday. Here's how you can make this classic costume yourself.
- White chalk or marker
- Large black felt square
- Gold glitter fabric paint
- Orange long sleeve shirt
- Black pants or leggings
- Orange tulle skirt (for a girl)
- Black sneakers
- Orange hued makeup
- Green knit cap or green satin ribbon.
Step 1: Using white chalk or marker on black felt, draw three large triangles for eyes, nose and a smiling mouth with missing teeth (just like you would draw a face on a pumpkin). Sizes will depend on the size of your child. Cut out pieces. Glue to orange shirt to create pumpkin face.
Note: If your child would like a little "flair," add gold glitter paint to the edges of the eyes, nose and mouth on the black felt.
Step 2: Put on outfit: pumpkin face shirt, black leggings, orange tulle skirt, and sneakers.
Step 3: Put green hat or green satin ribbon on child's head for stem. If child is up for it, add orangey-rosy cheeks and orange lips with costume makeup.
For more costume ideas, check out these 48 Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas in 4 Steps or Less.
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