Why spend $15-20 (sometimes more) on a Halloween costume for your kid?
Your child is only going to wear it once. For some ideas to make your
own, take a look at the homemade eco-themed costumes below made by very
This costume idea comes from planetpals.com and it comes with easy to follow instructions. You only need a few inexpensive recycled materials and a few hours to make it. Let your kids pick out the trash (from your real recycling bin) to put in her costume. Make several bins for several kids and your can have a green Halloween parade.
This is a great costume to help spread the word about all the food we waste everyday. It's a great way to reuse some of those containers from the kitchen before they are recycled. The rat and roaches are a great touch, but I would make them out of recycled plastic instead of buying them.
This costume can be found at the coolest-homemade-costumes website. It was brainstormed by a little boy and made by his mom Rebecca Z. from Rochester, NY, Monroe. It lights up! I'm not sure it is made of recycled material, but it can be.
These pair of homemade costumes and kids are adorable. Costume number 1 is a baby carrier disguised as a recycling can. Mom or dad can use to carry the baby around while following brother around Costume number 2 is for big brother and it's a recycling truck.
5. Halloween Costume: Trash Monster
My personal favorite is the Trash Monster. I made this costume for my kids last year for a costume birthday kid party. My girls loved it. They also helped me pick out the trash for the costumes. In short, we grabbed two gently used paper brown bags, cut them into vest like they do in school and then glued trash all over the vest. We did the same with the old beat up play hats. This year, I may also make some trousers.
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