22 DIY Costumes for Kids with an Educational Twist

It’s that time of year when costumes, candy and creativity come first — Halloween! This fun holiday is just around the corner and it’s the perfect learning opportunity to get creative with your child by making a costume from scratch and allowing them to be anyone and anything they want to be. Turn your little artist into Vincent Van Gogh, your star-watcher into the solar system and your prince and princess into, well, the royal couple! Here are 22 unique do-it-yourself costume ideas (with instructional links included) that are sure to make any trick-or-treater stand out. Once Halloween is over, you can use the costume as a learning tool to help your child learn something new about science, art, history and more!

1. The Big Bad Wolf

Makeit-Loveit

 

2. A Rain Cloud

You and Mie

 

3. A Jellyfish

Spoonful

 

4. Alice in Wonderland

Misha Lulu

 

5. Solar System

All You

 

6. Abraham Lincoln

Better Homes and Gardens

 

7. The Three Musketeers

Sewing with Mom

 

8. A Snail

Oh Happy Day

 

9. Vincent Van Gogh

Oh Happy Day

 

10. An Owl

Mom Inc Daily

 

11. Andy Warhol

Oh Happy Day

 

12. A Flower

The Gold Jelly Bean

 

13. Crayon Box

Costume Works

 

14. Mary in The Secret Garden

Scholastic

 

15. Statue of Liberty

Inhabitat

 

16. Astronaut

Spoonful

 

17. Mad Scientist

Better Homes and Gardens

 

18. An Artist

Southern Living

 

19. A Shark


Fiskars

 

20. The Royal Couple

Martha Stewart

 

21. Louis XIV

Babble

 

22.Wild West Cowboy

Martha Stewart