Was your child born on October 31? Throw a Halloween birthday party mash-up for your little ghoul or boy!
Add our secret ingredients, entertainment by playparty.net and DIY race car driver and LEGO brick costumes. Celebrate with a few tricks and lots of treats. Here’s how…
Race Car Driver Halloween Costume
- Track suit or matching sweatshirt and sweatpants
- Baseball cap or painter’s hat
- Black and white checkered duct tape
- Black masking tape
- Race car iron-on patch
- Race car stickers
- White ribbon (about 2 yards)
- Black ribbon (about 2 yards)
Affix a length of the checkered duct tape down the middle of each sleeve. Use the black masking tape to make a horizontal stripe across the middle of the jacket. Glue the iron-on patch to the front of the jacket on the top left side.
Affix a length of the checkered duct tape along the side seams of each pant leg. Start from the waist and work your way down to the hem.
Decorate the front of the cap with the checkered duct tape, black masking tape and race car stickers.
Cut strips of black and white ribbon to the desired length of the flag. Weave the ribbons together and glue at each end. Cut off excess. Cut and sand the dowel. Glue ribbon flag to the dowel.
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Sneakers or slip-ons go great with this costume. Checkered duct tape and race car stickers are optional embellishments. Even better if your kid already has a pair of Lightning McQueen sneakers or slippers!
Trick or Treat Bag
As a birthday present for your little speedster, get the Neat-Oh! Hot Wheels ZipBin Wheelie Car Case. The perfect accessory, it completes the race car driver costume and holds plenty of Halloween goodies. When Trick or Treat is over, it’s a storage case and two-lane race track.
LEGO Brick Halloween Costume
Cardboard box, about 16” W X 29” H X 11” D
8 round craft boxes, 2” H X 4” diameter
1. Cut off the bottom flaps of the box with a utility knife. Tape down the top flaps.
2. To create openings for your child’s head and arms, trace a dinner plate on the top of the box and saucers on each side of the box. Cut out the holes with the utility knife.
3. Place the box on a flat, hard surface. Use wood glue to affix the round craft boxes — without lids— in a 2 X 4 arrangement, as shown. Make sure the bottoms of the craft boxes face out.
4. Allow the glue to set. Then, spray-paint the entire box a bright, glossy color. Let dry and apply multiple coats as necessary.
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