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



2. A Rain Cloud

You and Mie


3. A Jellyfish



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



15. Statue of Liberty



16. Astronaut



17. Mad Scientist

Better Homes and Gardens


18. An Artist

Southern Living


19. A Shark



20. The Royal Couple

Martha Stewart


21. Louis XIV



22.Wild West Cowboy

Martha Stewart