|Did you wait till the last minute to costume the kids? No need to worry -- All you need is a cardboard box to make these costumes!|
Use a small box for the head with a large space cut out for the face, and a larger box for the body, with head and arm holes cut out.
Other materials: Paint, sparkly
stick-ons, aluminum pans with stickers for
the control panel.
Just a box over the head with the screen
area cut out. Works well for the future
stand-up comic or the kid who knows lots of
movies by heart. A very quick costume.
Planes, trains, automobiles-- place a box around your child's middle and attach with over-the-shoulder ties. Then, with paint, paper plates, tin cans, some additional cardboard, and imagination, your kid could be the following:
A race car--
Paint racing stripes, add cans cups or
stickers for front and rear lights. Don't
forget the sponsor's names on the side and
the personalized license plates (I SCARE
A firefighter in a fire engine--
Box is painted bright red with ladders on
the sides. Use aluminum pie plates for
reflectors. A plastic firefighter's hat is
a good addition. Your child will be more
than happy to come up with the siren