Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love helping my kids make props and costumes for their trick-or-treating. Unfortunately, the fun of Halloween doesn’t last. Once all that candy is gone, we’re left with a pile of sticky mess to clean up.
My goal is to have just as much fun but with less mess this year. If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments!
What is Halloween without costumes? It just cannot be Halloween without the little ones dressed up as their favorite character or thing. The problem with costumes is the mess of making them, and then cleaning up after the big day.
I have had enough of the mess to last a lifetime. After my first child was born I loved to make all of his clothes, but after my second I decided that it was just too much work and not worth it.
My kids love to dress up as their favorite movie character or someone they want to be when they grow up. My son loves superheroes, and my daughter enjoys being a princess or an animal. Sometimes they do not get along on what they want to dress up as, so I will suggest something that they can both enjoy.
Last year they were each other. My son dressed as Snow White and my daughter wore a Superman costume. This year I suggested going as opposites again, but this time I would go as well and we could go as a family theme. They agreed!
This Halloween, try a fun, new way to celebrate with your kids! Instead of having them dress up and collect candy from neighbors, throw a party at your house. Here are some fun activities you can do with your kids:
-Magic show. If you have a family member or friend who knows magic tricks, ask him or her to come over and put on a show for the children!
-Costume contest. After everyone has arrived, have an adult judge pick the best costume. The winner can get a prize!
-Pumpkin carving contest. Divide the kids into teams, and give each team a pumpkin and some carving tools. The team that carves the best pumpkin wins!
Many parents look forward to Halloween but may be concerned about the mess that comes with carving pumpkins. Here are five easy alternatives:
1. Carve a pumpkin with a drill. This is a good way to get a uniform design, and you can use cookie cutters instead of freehanding the design.
2. Use paint instead of a knife when decorating gourds, pumpkins, and squash.
3. Decorate your pumpkin with stickers and markers instead of cutting into it.
4. Get a room decoration kit instead of making your own jack-o-lanterns.
5. Make your jack-o-lanterns out of other materials like paper mache or plastic containers.
I had been trying to decide what to be for Halloween. I thought about being a sexy witch, but then I thought about the mess that would make and decided against it. I love Halloween, but it can be so messy sometimes!
I had an idea this year to do a Kim Possible costume. You know Kim Possible, right? She is one of my favorite cartoon characters of all time. Whenever I am out shopping for costumes, I think about how much fun it would be to dress up like her. But then I think about how messy it would be and how little time there is to clean up after Halloween.
Kim Possible was my favorite Halloween costume idea when I was a kid. It was so fun to dress up like her and go trick-or-treating! But now that I’m an adult, the mess is just too much.
When you are a kid, you don’t have to worry about the mess that comes with dressing up for Halloween. But now that we are all grown up, we do have to worry about it!
When you’re a kid, you don’t have to worry about the mess that comes with dressing up for Halloween. But now that we are all grown up, we do have to worry about it!
If you and your kids are fans of the popular Disney show Kim Possible, you may want to consider making your own Kim Possible costume! It’s simple, fun, and costs less than $20.
-1 pair of red cargo pants/shorts (or blue jeans and red fabric paint)
-1 red turtleneck or pullover shirt (or a white one and red fabric paint)
-1 large piece of black fabric for the utility belt and hair ties
-a sewing kit or fabric glue
-black gloves (optional)
Start by painting or coloring the pants, shorts, and shirt if necessary. If you’re using shorts, make sure they’re baggy enough to fit over your child’s regular pants. The shirt should be tight-fitting to help it stay tucked in while they play. A long-sleeved shirt is recommended in case it gets cold outside.
Now cut a wide strip of black fabric. The width will vary depending on your child’s size; just make sure there is enough to go around their waist with some left over. Sew or glue the ends together so it forms a loop. Glue or sew this around the shirt at waist level so it looks like a belt. Make two smaller
If your child is into Kim Possible, a popular animated show on Disney Channel, a Kim Possible costume may be the perfect costume for your child to wear. If you are not familiar with the show, Kim Possible is a teenage girl who is very athletic and has a boyfriend named Ron Stoppable.
Kim Possible is an animated series that centers around a teenaged girl who is trying to live the life of a normal teenager while simultaneously saving the world from villains and other evil schemes. The main character, Kim Possible, was created by Disney Television Animation in 2001.
In the series, Kim Possible lives in Middleton with her parents and younger twin brothers, Jim and Tim. Her best friend is Ron Stoppable who is constantly being saved from his pet naked mole rat Rufus. Ron also has a pet naked mole rat named Rufus that he uses as his sidekick.
The series takes place in Middleton where Kim Possible lives with her parents and younger twin brothers, Jim and Tim. Her best friend is Ron Stoppable who is constantly being saved from his pet naked mole rat Rufus.
Kim Possible’s costume consists of a green shirt with black sleeves, blue cargo pants or shorts, white shoes, and red hair tied back in pigtails with two