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How to Make a Rainbow Costume

Sara Eberle
Sept. 28, 2012

As part of the Care.com Halloween costume series, learn how to turn your colorful kid into a rainbow!

Kids always know how to turn your rainiest days into something beautiful and they're never afraid to show their true colors. So why not help them shine this Halloween by putting them into this fun and easy rainbow costume.


  • Two 4-feet x 6-feet sheets of white poster board
  • Pencil
  • Poster board paint in rainbow colors
  • Wide paint brush or roller
  • Scissors
  • Four safety pins
  • Rainbow socks or leggings
  • Rainbow tutu
  • White T-shirt
  • Sneakers
  • Multi-colored face paint.

Step 1: Sketch out rainbow arc and stripes on poster board. Paint rainbow stripes with wide brush or roller. Let dry. Cut out rainbow.

Step 2: Put on white T-shirt, rainbow leggings or socks, rainbow tutu and sneakers.

Step 3: Attach and secure painted rainbow to shirt using safety pins.

Step 4: Draw rainbows on both cheeks using face paint. Pray it doesn't rain!

For more costume ideas, check out these 48 Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas in 4 Steps or Less.

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