It's that time of year again! Time to plan what your kiddos will be this Halloween. I usually have something in mind that I'm dying to start making, but this year I'm struggling to come up with something. If any of you are in the same boat I wanted to share one of my favorite DIY costumes with you today.
Don't you just love scarecrows? How could you go wrong with your little one in a painted nose and cheeks? It is just too much! I can't take the cuteness! The picture above and below are my Baby Bumblebee dressed up in his scarecrow costume. I have to admit, I was fully prepared for him to refuse to wear the hat and itchy arm and leg bands. I was very pleasantly surprised that he loved them and refused to take them off. I love the fact that a scarecrow costume is simple, inexpensive (you can use a lot of things your child already owns) and nice and warm. I think you can tell from the picture how to basically put this costume together, so I won't go in to too many details. One thing that I came up with was an easy way to make the "straw" for under his hat and on his legs and arms. I found a woven raffia roll that looked like a table runner from Hobby Lobby in the ribbon section near the burlap. It was simple to pull out the weaved in raffia and make it stick out like straw. I then glued it on to velcro that I could attach around his wrists and ankles.