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24 Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids

Trick household items into turning into this year’s most clever disguises. 

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How To: Make Peacock Up

What You Need
Dark blue leotard, tutu, tights

Blue tissue paper

Gold, turquoise, blue cupcake liners

Blue straws

Headband

Pipe cleaners

Blue mini pompoms


How To: Make Headband
1. Cut blue pipe cleaners 2-3 inches in length and glue to headband.

2. Glue blue small pompoms to the top of the pipe cleaners.

How To: Make Feathers
1. Flatten and cut gold and turquoise cupcake liners into teardrop shapes.

Glue turquoise liner to center bottom of gold liner.

2. Flatten and cut a small pie slice shape from the dark blue mini cupcake liner.  Glue it to the turquoise liner.

3. Cut tissue paper in a rectangle the length of a straw.

4. Fringe cut the rectangle tissue.

5. Glue one sheet of cut tissue paper to either side of a straw.

6. Glue cupcake liner part to the top of the straw tissue paper. Then glue feathers to the tutu in a fan pattern.

 

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