I can remember creating my Halloween costumes when I was a kid with my Mom and Dad out of found objects from around the house. These were more memorable and special than all of the store-bought costumes combined! The inspiration for the Kids Skeleton Halloween Costume was definitely the Kunin Tie Dye Felt! This costume is a bit of a mash-up – two ideas merged together – a cute as can be hot pink Skeleton and a rainbow Tie-Dyed Hippie!
Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to plan and create your costumes NOW!
Kids Skeleton Halloween Costume
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Here’s what you will need to create a Skeleton Costume:
- Kunin® 9” x 12” Craft Cuts Tie Dye (4-6 sheets)
- Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue
- Skeleton Patterns – linked below ⇓
- Long Sleeve Shirt and matching Leggings (or sweatshirt and sweat pants)
- Scissors – Fiskars are my favorite!
- Chipboard; White Paper; Permanent Marker; Safety Pins
Here’s how to make a Kids Halloween Costume:
Download and print SKELETON HALLOWEEN COSTUME PATTERNS Cut out, trace onto chipboard and then cut out again.
Trace Rib Cage (1); Pelvis (1); Knee Cap (2); Long Leg Bone (2); Medium Leg Bone (2) and Small Arm Bone (4) on to the back of Kunin Tie Dye Felt with a permanent marker and cut out with scissors. TIP: Each Craft Cut has a different tie-dye image on it, so move the patterns around until you are pleased with the color placement on each pattern piece.
Dress child in shirt, and then carefully safety pin the cut felt pieces in the correct place.
Dress child in leggings, and then carefully safety pin the cut felt pieces in the correct place.
Cut and insert plain white paper inside the shirt and leggings to prevent the layers from becoming glued together. Attach each felt piece in place with Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue. Let dry overnight. This glue is specially formulated for felt AND it is machine washable in the gentle cycle – SCORE!
Pick up some fun Hippie inspired accessories at your local party store to complete the look! OR change up the colors and themes to customize your Kids Skeleton Halloween Costume! Creating your own handmade and homemade Halloween costumes with your kids – crafting memories that will stay with them for life!
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